What is Zucchini?
Zucchini is a summer squash and vegetable that grows rapidly. They can reach over a foot in length and will have a lesser quality of flavor and texture the larger they are. Most grocery store zucchinis are less than a foot in length and a few inches in diameter. They have thin, dark green skins that are smooth and sometimes shiny. The inside of the zucchini has a dense, yet spongy texture when raw and a pale green, or cream color. Seeds grow down the center of the vegetable and are soft and edible. Cooked zucchini is soft and mild tasting with a sweet vegetal flavor.