Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600722


     Zucchini  can  be  harvested  throughout  its   growing
season.   Unlike  winter squash,  immature zucchini is  very
desirable  as  the  seeds  are soft  and  the  rind  tender.
Both  small  and   large  zucchini  can  be  dried.   Choose
unblemished rinds.                                          

     Preparation:   Wash thoroughly.   Peel if desired.  Cut
into 1/4 to 1/2-inch slices, chop into cubes, coarsely grate
or cut into julienne strips.   If zucchini is larger than 12
inches,  the  large  seeds  and  fibrous  tissue  should  be
removed.  For vegetable chips, soak in barbecue sauce or soy
sauce  before  drying.   Approximate drying time is 6 to  10
hours.  Characteristic dried products are crisp and hard.   

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