Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly.
How to tell if Zucchini is bad, rotten or spoiled?
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.
Zucchini and other summer squash will begin to get soft and black marks will begin to appear on their skin. When this begins to happen, use them quickly (after cutting out any damaged spots). They will soon get mushy and a thick white liquid will form on their skin, at which point your squash has gone bad and must be thrown out.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods, so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired.
How to store Zucchini to extend its shelf life?
Proper food storage is key to extending the expiration date of food.
Summer squash keeps best in a plastic bag in the produce drawer of the refrigerator.
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
Interesting facts about Zucchini:
How long is Zucchini good for when prepared in a dish?
How long does fresh squash last? That depends. How long does salad last? In general, the squash will last as long as the quickest expiring food in the prepared dish.
What are our shelf life resources?
In determining how long Zucchini lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Zucchini.
*An important note about expiration dates...
Although the Zucchini shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care prefessional. Please eat responsibly!