Zucchini (CA) - 1 Medium Size
Raw zucchinis taste hearty and tend to be a little bitter. Zucchini are about 95 percent water and contain roughly the same amount of vitamins and minerals as cucumbers.
The word 'zucchini' has an Italian origin and most researchers believe the plant originated in Italy. Zucchini plants were not introduced to North America until the mid 1900's by Italians. However, some say that zucchini is native to Central America and Mexico.
Zucchini is typically cooked or used for baking. Even though zucchini are technically fruits, they are used as vegetables in the culinary world. They can be used as a pasta substitute and made into noodles, baked into crispy chips, and several other tasty ways.