Compatibility & Temperature
Baby Green zucchini squash is of the species, Cucurbita pepo, along with other squashes, gourds and pumpkins. There are essentially three types of squash: constricted neck, zucchini and winter. Green zucchini is the quintessential summer squash, easily the most grown of all summer squashes and perhaps one of the most versatile, prolific and flavorful cultivars. There are dozens of green zucchini varieties, with independent names and characteristics that set themselves apart from one another. Although, used as a vegetable in the culinary landscape, botanically zucchini squash is a fruit, as its flesh bears the plant's seeds.
Baby Green zucchini is lean, petit and cylindrical with a smaller stem end. Its skin is glossy, deep green with faint cream freckles. Its flesh is crisp and creamy with an underdeveloped seed cavity due to its youth. Its flavor, peppery and complex with grassy undertones. Cooking mellows the flavor and the color. Younger summer squash is chosen over mature squash as their seeds are barely developed and the flesh has a higher moisture content while mature squash's skin becomes drier and thicker and its flavor can decline, even become bitter. In addition to the fruit of the plant, the leaves and the flower (blossoms) are also edible.
U.S. #1 consists of squash of one variety or similar varietal characteristics, with stems, or portions of stems attached, which are fairly young and fairly tender, fairly well formed, firm, free from decay and breakdown and from damage caused by discoloration, cuts, bruises and scars, freezing, dirt or other foreign material, disease, insects, mechanical or other means.
Sources: USDA, The Produce Blue Book
Serving Size 1 medium
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0Calories 2
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.04g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.019g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.34g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
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