Almost all the parts of zucchini are edible, including the flesh, seeds and even the skin. The shape of zucchini resembles that of a ridged cucumber and features numerous seeds. When zucchini is ripe, they are picked when it is below 8in/20cm in length and the seeds are soft and young. The health benefits are:
Rich source of dietary fibre.
High content of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Increases overall cardiovascular protection.
Lowers high cholesterol levels.
Low calorie count and high water content.