Organic Dark Green Zucchini Squash
Organic Dark Green Zucchini (45-65 days)
An early vigorous bush zucchini with straight, smooth, dark-green mottled fruits. Tastiest at 6-8" with pale greenish-white, firm flesh. Great for market growers and easy to grow. Very prolific with heavy yields. You will be giving it away to everyone you know. We do, then we make zucchini bread...YUM.
Zucchinis contain useful amounts of folate (24 mcg/100 g), potassium (280 mg/100 g) and vitamin A (384 IU [115 mcg]/100 g). Zucchinis are also an excellent source of vitamin C. Dark green zucchini also have some beta carotene and all types provide small quantities of minerals. Skin colours range from almost black, dark green, pale green, pale green with grey, and yellow. The darker the squash, the more the nutrients.
With their high water content (more than 95 percent), zucchini squashes are very low in calories. There are only 13 calories in a half-cup of raw zucchini, with a slight increase to 18 calories in the same quantity cooked. Definitely wash your zucchini but don't peel because most of the nutrients are in the skin.