Zucchini

 

Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin, and other antioxidants like polyphenols and beta-carotene. Antioxidants boost your body giving your cells a defense against free radicals.

What nutrients in zucchini boosts mood?
  • Vitamin C
  • Beta-carotene (antioxidant)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Container
  • Fridge

Top tip: Keep a whole zucchini in the fridge and it’ll last up to two weeks.

 
Prep
  • Chop
  • Toss
  • Grill
  • Bake
  • BBQ

Top tip: For a healthy alternative to pasta, use sliced zucchini.

When Are They In Season?

Australian zucchinis are available all year-round.

 

How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a zucchini (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Zucchinis are a variety of summer squash and are called courgettes in the United Kingdom. “Zucchini” means small squash in Italian.

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for ½ boiled zucchini (75g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a zucchini (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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