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How do I know when a zucchini has gone bad?


  1. Psych Lapse says:

    I have to buy zucchinis in bulk for my business
    When they are starting to go bad, they get a little soft, and the skin looks wrinkly
    When they are really gone, they have squishy soft spots
    And finally, when they are rotten they are squishy and smell bad
    Yours sound as though they are still fine.

  2. PurrfectPeach says:

    Sounds like they are still OK, but there is a small chance they are not soft because your fridge is so cold they’re semifrozen. Let them come to room temp and check them again before using them.

  3. pradeep says:

    Zucchini squash can be used in several
    different ways. A good squash can be pickled,
    stir-fried or baked into various recipes . Obtaining a zucchini squash that is ripe and
    firm to the touch is critical to getting a quality
    product to consume. Knowing the signs of
    when a zucchini squash has gone bad can help
    prevent you from getting food poisoning or
    ruining a meal.


    Inspect the zucchini squash (or "zucchini")
    visually to recognize signs of abnormality.
    Discoloring on the surface, such as graying,
    can be a signal that the squash is beginning to
    rot or has some mildewing. You should also
    look for deep scars or damaged skin. Smell the zucchini for rotten odor. Any odor
    that doesn’t seem appealing or natural to
    your squash can be a sign that it is beginning
    to go bad. Ensure that the odors are not
    coming from other produce around the
    squash. Squeeze the squash and judge the texture.
    Sometimes rot from untreated pests or
    disease in the zucchini can cause the
    vegetable to feel different. If the zucchini is
    not as firm as it should be, consider using it
    immediately because this may mark the onset of degradation. Cut into the zucchini. This will help you notice
    discoloration on the inner flesh of the
    vegetable. Look for dark pitting, jelly-like
    discoloration or abnormal coloration from the
    almost-white flesh of the plant. You may be
    able to cut away the discolored parts of the squash and salvage it if used immediately.

  4. RatZ says:

    They go all soft and mushy. The skin scrapes off. I guess you were lucky!

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