Zucchini is a type of squash. It can grow up to 10 inches long and should be dark green in color. It can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator but should be eaten as soon as possible after buying to preserve freshness and flavor.
Edible Parts of the Zucchini
There are four parts to zucchini; the stem, flesh, seeds and skin. All parts can be eaten except the stem.
How to Cook Zucchini
Zucchini can be boiled, seared, baked, grilled and fried.
Zucchini can be eaten raw, although it's usually cooked first.
What to Look For
Buy zucchini that is tender, shiny and free from spots and dents.
What's In Zucchini
The three edible parts of the zucchini contain several vitamins and minerals, only 15 calories per serving and fiber.