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What is zucchini? About the ingredient zucchini. Including 1,136 recipes with zucchini, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


The zucchini is low in calories and contains useful amounts of folate, potassium and vitamin A. 1/2 cup of zucchini also contains 19% of the recommended amount of manganese.

When used for food, zucchini are usually picked when under 20 cm (8 in.) in length and the seeds are soft and immature. Mature zucchini can be as much as three feet long, but are often fibrous and not appetizing to eat.

Zucchini with the flowers attached are a sign of a truly fresh and immature fruit, and are especially sought by many people.









Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, chopped (124g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 2.1
Protein 1.5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Zucchini is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Zucchini is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does zucchini weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, chopped 124
1 cup, sliced 113
1 large 323
1 medium 196
1 slice 9
1 small 118

In Chinese:夏南瓜
British (UK) term: courgette
en français:zucchini
en español:calabacín

Recipes using zucchini

There are 1075 recipes that contain this ingredient.

15 Minute Tomato Soup
Alice's Zucchini Crust Pizza
All-In-One Sausage and Zucchini Casserole
Almost Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Amazing Mediterranean Zucchini Muffins
Amazing Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
Amy's Chili with Hominy (Vegan)
Anastasia's Whole Wheat Zucchini-Banana Bread
Asian Noodle Stir-Fry
Asian Turkey Meatballs
Awesome Ratatouille Sherherd's Pie
Baked and Herbed Zucchini and Ricotta

All 1,075 recipes


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