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Zucchini is a kind of summer squash and, though we usually consider it a true-blue vegetable, zucchini joins tomatoes on the list of vegetable-like fruits. That’s because these savory staples are actually the berries of the zucchini flower. The most important thing to know about zucchini, however, is that it’s nutritious, versatile and delicious. You can use it to spice up salads, pastas, stir-fries and all sorts of roasted vegetable medleys.

How to pick and store zucchini.

The trick is to look for glossy, tender zucchini that’s about 6 to 8 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter. Like most other squash, zucchini is somewhat fragile, so make sure to handle with care to avoid any bruising and scratching. Store your zucchini in the crisper of your fridge in an open plastic bag. Don’t wash until you’re ready to eat.

Sustainable Growing Methods

Sustainability in agriculture means meeting the food needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

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