Zucchini: Nutrition and Storage
Nutrition: Zucchinis are good sources of vitamins (folate, vitamin A, C), and minerals (potassium and manganese).
Storage: Unwaxed zucchini fresh from the farm need to be refrigerated as soon as possible and should be stored in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable bin. Zucchini keep for about a week and a half if refrigerated.
Background: Zucchini is a type of summer squash. Grow few plants, as you will find that they are very prolific producers. People who grow zucchini in their garden often make new friends giving away all the extra zucchini throughout the summer!