Nutrition Facts for

Zucchini

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Group
Vegetables
Serving size
1 unit cooked
Amount per serving
Calories
23
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0.4
g
Saturated Fat
0.1
g
Trans Fat
0
g
Cholesterol
0
mg
Sodium
8.0
mg
1
%
Total Carbs
3.3
g
Dietary Fiber
1.6
g
6
%
Protein
1.0
g
Vitamin C
6.2
mg
7
%
Calcium
31
mg
3
%
Iron
0.4
mg
2
%
Potassium
215.8
mg
8
%
Zinc
0.4
mg
6
%
Niacin
0.6
mg
4
%

In the Cucurbitaceae plant family, zucchini, courgettes, melons, and spaghetti squash are all members of the zucchini family.

While it can grow up to 3.2 feet (1 meter) long, it is usually harvested before it reaches maturity - usually when it measures less than 8 inches (20 cm).

Zucchini is botanically classified as a fruit, although it is often considered a vegetable. Colors range from deep yellow to dark green in different varieties.

This specific variety, originating in Italy in the early 1800s, is related to squashes that originated in the Americas.