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Zucchini

Do you leave the skin on your zucchini when you grate it and freeze it to use later? I don't know why I never thought to. But would assume it would be just as fine, right?

 
2BlondeBabies

Asked by 2BlondeBabies at 9:43 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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    kbishop8688

    Answer by kbishop8688 at 10:06 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • As long as the zucchini is young, yes. But I find that big older zucchini has tougher skin and seeds, so I remove them. But little young zucchini, yes, use both.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:47 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I always leave the skin on, never thought of peeling it. And the skin probably has a lot of nutrition in it.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 9:48 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • We never peel them.

    I love zucchini bread.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 1:02 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I don't peel it. I do seed it no matter the size.
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 10:06 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • That's funny cause I just made chocolate zuch cake today. I leave the peel on. Darker the veg/fruit the more nutrients. Happy harvesting
    mamahertz

    Answer by mamahertz at 10:53 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I never peel mine - I fry them (it's my favorite), steam in the microwave and make bread with them. I knew an older lady at church who would halve them longways, seed them, and stuff and bake them like a bell pepper. It was really good.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:01 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Don't like it
    tarver_kathryn

    Answer by tarver_kathryn at 9:57 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I know, tonight when I was bagging up 3 bags for the freezer I thought, I don't take the skin off when I make fried zuch, so why take it off to freeze it. All those nutrients..gone. Oh well, it was only 6 cups, better to remember for the next time.
    2BlondeBabies

    Comment by 2BlondeBabies (original poster) at 9:51 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Thanks kbishop.....I'm going to get ready for bed, but will look into it when I get more time in the next couple days!!! Thanks.
    2BlondeBabies

    Comment by 2BlondeBabies (original poster) at 10:11 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

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