A very prolific vegetable, zucchini, as with any summer squash is a soft-shelled variety with thin edible skins and edible seeds, as compared to the hard-shelled winter squash with usually inedible skin. Zucchini has a tender flesh that requires only a short cooking time. It is very low in calories, high in vitamin C, and high in fiber. Green zucchini has a soft, thin skin with a firm, mild-tasting, white flesh. Yellow zucchini has a similar shape but differs in taste as it is sweeter than its green counterpart.
It's very versatile and can be sauteed, grilled, baked, or made into zoodles. The flavor is mild and good to mix with other summer veggies.