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“The secret fruit”

Zucchini is a member of the gourd family along with squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melons. It’s mainly grown in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan Valley.


Zucchini can be steamed, roasted, grilled, used in various stews, curries, and as a noodle substitute.

Most Common Varieties:

  • Green zucchini
  • Yellow zucchini

Did you know?

  • The word zucchini comes from the Italian zucchino, meaning a small squash.
  • Zucchini is technically a fruit, but it is treated like a vegetable.
  • The leaves on a zucchini plant are large and the stems have prickly trichomes (plant hairs).

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