Zucchini

One of Ontario’s most popular vegetables is zucchini. With its ability to grow in the cold, wet spring and fall it is one of the most grown vegetables in Ontario. Ontario zucchini is usually available from the first week of June through to Canadian Thanksgiving which gives it a very large growing season. Zucchini is available in green, yellow, and gray (also known as Vegetable marrow). The different colors have different taste and techsure depending on personal preference. The different colors are also a great way to improve the appearance of a dish.

Nutrition

One half cup of cooked zucchini contains 16 calories, 1 gram of protein, 3 grams of carbohydrates, along with some vitamin A, C, and fiber. Zucchini is also a good source of Thiamin and Potassium.

Packaging

Green, yellow, and grey zucchini is available in 20 pound boxes in small and medium. Large zucchini is also available in a 40 pound box. Choice zucchini which is zucchini with small scares or miss shaped are also available and are perfect for restaurants and for canning

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