Zucchini is a type of summer squash that can grow very large if left unsupervised. In fact, the largest one on record was over 8 feet long. Fortunately, we harvest it long before it outgrows all of us because we know that small-to-medium-sized zucchini is actually the most flavorful. In addition to the squash, the blossoms of the zucchini plant are also edible and are commonly fried and served.
Zucchini is low-calorie, cholesterol-free, and high in antioxidants which are known to prevent aging. It’s rich in B-complex vitamins and is also a great source of potassium, containing even more of the mineral than a banana.