135 gm, raw zucchini:
• Calories: 17
• Protein: 1.4 gm
• Carbohydrate: 3.6 gm
• Total Fat: 0.17 gm
• Fiber: 1.5 gm
• Vitamin C: 11 mg
13 calories in 1/2 cup of raw zucchini and 18 calories in 1/2 cup cooked.
The zucchini has a delicate flavor and requires little more than quick cooking with butter or olive oil, with or without fresh herbs.
Zucchini should be stored not longer than three days. They are prone to chilling damage which shows as sunken pits in the surface of the fruit, especially when brought up to room temperature after cool storage.
The zucchini fruit is low in calories (approximately 15 food calories per 100 g fresh zucchini) and contains useful amounts of folate (24 mcg/100 g), potassium (280 mg/100 g) and vitamin A (384 IU [115 mcg]/100 g. 1/2 cup of zucchini also contains 19% of the recommended amount of manganese.