Zucchini Nutrition Guide


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Zucchini does not have an aura of glamour. It's too often written off as bland and uninteresting. Well, we're here to prove otherwise.

Folate Full

If you're expecting a little one, zucchini needs to be a staple ingredient on your shopping list each week. The research shows that Folate (a B group vitamin which is found in high amounts in zucchini) is essential for the growth and development of healthy cells. Consuming adequate folate also reduces the risk of neural tube birth defects such as Spina bifida.

Gut Healthy Fibre

Zucchini is packed with good fibre, the kind of fibre that plays an important role in preventing inflammation in the gut, promoting improved gut health. The right kind of fibre can also help aid digestion and reduce constipation.

Vitamin C Chi

Zukes are also rich in Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant and immune booster, helping to fight off common virus causing the flu. Vitamin C also assists your body to absorb iron from iron rich plant-based foods (e.g. beans, chickpeas and lentils). This is particularly important for non-meat eaters, as including vegetables high in vitamin C with your meal can help your body absorb more iron.


Zucchini has literally no cholesterol in it, and helps bulk out meals, making it a practical, cost-effective and sustainable way of reducing the levels of cholesterol in your everyday diet. 

Nutrient Dense

Due to its high water content, there's a misconception that zucchini is a lesser source of vitamins than other vegetables. In fact, on top of the benefits listed above, zucchini is a great source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.

Fun Fact

Did you know zucchini is part of the same family, practically second cousins with, watermelon?