Health Benefits

Zucchini is a good source of essential vitamins. It is especially rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These vitamins help support good immune function and good vision. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, which helps regulate the digestive system.

Cooking Methods

Zucchini can be enjoyed raw. However, many people like Zucchini cooked in different ways. Just wash your zucchini, cut away the ends, and cut into slices.

Zucchini can be cooked by steaming, boiling, sauteing, baking, grilling, and more!

A favorite way to cook zucchini to make a good side dish is baking it. Cut your zucchini into slices, and coat the pieces with olive oil, salt, pepper, and other seasonings you like. Try sprinkling with parmesan cheese! Spread onto a pan in a
single layer and bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.


Try one of these seasoning ideas, or mix & match and come up with something new!

  • Olive oil, salt, pepper, & italian seasoning
  • Fresh minced garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Ranch seasoning and oregano

Storage & Preservation

To store zucchini, it is recommended to keep it refrigerated. Store it unwashed, uncut, and well-ventilated. Properly
stored, it will last in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

Cut zucchini lasts up to 2-3 days stored in the fridge.

To freeze zucchini, first blanch them. To blanch zucchini, bring a pot of water to a boil and fill a bowl with ice water. Cut your zucchini into slices, and boil the slices for 3 minutes. Then transfer them to the ice water and allow them to cool completely. Drain them, and lay them in a single layer to freeze them. After about two hours, transfer them to a bag or container. Properly blanched and packaged, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 10 months.

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