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.
Serving size: 111.8g - 1/2 cup diced, unpeeled, raw
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||0.7||0.6|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.2||1.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||12.3||11|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.91||0.81|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||55||49|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research