Contains 35% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Purchasing, Storing and Serving

Look for zucchini that is average in size with a shiny, smooth rind.

Much like squash, zucchini is very fragile and should be handled carefully. Keep your zucchini in the packaging you purchased it in, and it will keep for five to seven days.

When preparing zucchini, wash it lightly under cool water, cut off both ends, and slice to your desired shape and size.