Zucchini (also known as courgettes) comes from the Italian, “zucchino”, meaning small squash.
A highly versatile summer squash, zucchini can be served both raw and cooked in a number of dishes both savoury and sweet. Zucchini is often thought to be a vegetable but botanically, it’s a fruit.
The zucchini’s bright yellow blossoms can also be used in a number of dishes.
- Costata Romanesco (Cocozelle)
- Yellow Crooknecks
In recipes that call for squash or shredded yams, zucchini can act as a substitute. Note that if used, the final product will be dense and sweeter.
|July to October|
Nutrition per 125 mL of zucchini (95 g), sliced, boiled, and drained:
|Total Sugar||2 g|
|Total Dietary Fibre||1.3 g|
|Vitamin A||53 RAE|
Provided by Health Canada