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Zucchini is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.
Did you know?
While zucchini is most often cooked and eaten like a vegetable, it is technically a fruit!
  • Zucchini are a type of summer squash like yellow squash.
  • Zucchini are technically fruits but are usually prepared in savory dishes like a vegetable.
  • Select firm, medium sized, slender zucchini that are bright in color and free of wrinkled skin. Zucchini can be yellow or green.
  • 1 cup of sliced raw zucchini contains:
    • 33% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C to help heal wounds and to keep teeth and gums healthy.
    • 9% of your recommended daily value of vitamin B6 to support the body’s metabolism and immune system.

Wash zucchini and cut off ends before eating. The peel is edible and a great source of fiber. Zucchini can be eaten raw or cooked.

Try zucchini:

  • Marinated and grilled
  • Added to your favorite lasagna or pasta dish
  • Baked into a sweet bread
  • Grated into noodles as an alternative to pasta
  • Stir-fried with other vegetables
  • To refrigerate: Store unwashed zucchini in a perforated plastic bag for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze: Cube zucchini and cook in boiling water for 3 minutes. Chill in ice water and freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
How to dice yellow squash and zucchini
How to dice yellow squash and zucchini

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