- Low in calories.
- A good source of vitamins A, C, and folate.
Elongated, dark green zucchini are sometimes mistakesn of cucumbers. ( There is also a golden variety of zucchini, as well as some that have dark green stipes). Although both zucchini and cucumbers are members of the gound family, zucchini are close cousins to pumpkins that to cucumbers, Zuccchini are by far the most popular summer squash in North America,. Picked and eaten while still immature, zucchini have a soft sheel and tender light colored flesh that has a delicate, scisp, fresh flavor.