Zucchini is a type of summer squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae plant family, which also includes gourds.
Courgette and baby marrow are two other names for zucchini. It can reach lengths of up to 3.2 feet (1 meter). Although zucchini is commonly referred to as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit according to botanical classification. It comes in a number of different colors, ranging from deep yellow to dark green.
Zucchini is suitable for a variety of diets, including keto, paleo, vegan, and low-carb, and it can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on taste preferences. It is frequently used as a substitute for pasta or other carb-heavy ingredients.
nutritional info: per 223g cooked (source - healthline.com)
Calories: 17 | Protein: 1 gram | Fat: less than 1 gram | Carbs: 3 grams | Sugar: 1 gram
Fiber: 1 gram | Vitamin A: 40% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) | Manganese: 16% of the RDI | Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI | Potassium: 13% of the RDI | Magnesium: 10% of the RDI | Vitamin K: 9% of the RDI | Folate: 8% of the RDI | Copper: 8% of the RDI | Phosphorus: 7% of the RDI | Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI | Thiamine: 5% of the RDI
*Always wash your fruits and vegetables under running water just before eating, cutting or cooking.