How to Select Look for zucchini with a slightly prickly, but shinny skin. The skin should be firm and free of cuts and bruises.
How to Store Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Do not wash it until you are ready to use it. Cooked zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator as well, but should be used with in 2 days.
Nutrition Benefits Fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, low-calorie, high in vitamin C, and a good source of manganese and molybdenum.
French beans are smaller than common green beans and they also have a softer pod. You can find this type of bean in a variety of colors, including yellow, green and purple. Their delicate, crisp texture and deliciously sweet, grassy flavor, make them very versatile. Blanch and add to salads or serve with roasted meats.
How to Select French Beans Look for bright and crisp beans. Avoid soft, bruised, or severed beans.
How to Store French Beans Store in a plastic bag in refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Benefits of French Beans Excellent source of fiber, vitamins B1 and B6, folate, magnesium, and potassium
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