They are available all year round with the main growing season from October until May.
Store in the refrigerator but use within a couple of days. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Courgettes originated in Italy and were popular in the Mediterranean region hundreds of years before they became popular in the western world. The name courgettes originated in France, whilst the name zucchini originated in Italy. In New Zealand we tend to call them courgettes.
1 cup sliced = 128 g
|Average Quantity per serving||% Daily Intake per serve||Average Quantity per 100 g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.3||0%||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||0.06||0%||0.05|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||0.8||0%||0.6|
|- sugars (g)||0.8||1%||0.6|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.4||5%||1.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||14.0||35% RDI*||11|
|Folate (µg)||28||14% RDI*||22|
|Niacin (mg)||1.3||13% RDI*||1.0|
|Vitamin E (mg)||1||10% RDI*||0.81|
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
Source: FOODfiles 2016