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Nutrition

Zucchinis are a very good source of potassium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte and helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering the effects of sodium. In addition they are also a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium and Manganese...

 Nutritional Chart

ZUCCHINI

 

Nutrient

Value per 100 g

Proximates

 

Energy, including dietary fibre

61

kJ

Moisture

94.8

g

Protein

0.8

g

Nitrogen

0.13

g

Fat

0.3

g

Ash

0.4

g

Dietary fibre

1.2

g

Fructose

0.8

g

Glucose

0.7

g

Sucrose

0

g

Total sugars

1.8

g

Starch

0

g

Available carbohydrate, without sugar alcohols

1.6

g

Available carbohydrate, with sugar alcohols

1.6

g

Organic Acids

 

Malic acid

0.2

g

Minerals

 

Calcium (Ca)

17

mg

Copper (Cu)

0.071

mg

Fluoride (F)

70.15

ug

Iron (Fe)

0.49

mg

Magnesium (Mg)

16

mg

Manganese (Mn)

0.144

mg

Phosphorus (P)

36

mg

Potassium (K)

191

mg

Sodium (Na)

2

mg

Zinc (Zn)

0.33

mg

Vitamins

 

Thiamin (B1)

0.028

mg

Riboflavin (B2)

0.056

mg

Niacin (B3)

0.56

mg

Niacin Equivalents

0.71

mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)

0.21

mg

Pyridoxine (B6)

0.03

mg

Biotin (B7)

3.3

ug

Folate, natural

18

ug

Total folates

18

ug

Dietary folate equivalents

18

ug

Alpha carotene

1

ug

Beta carotene

243

ug

Cryptoxanthin

51

ug

Beta carotene equivalents

269

ug

Retinol equivalents

45

ug

Vitamin C

22

mg

Alpha tocopherol

0.6

mg

Vitamin E

0.55

mg

Amino Acids

   

Tryptophan (mg/g N)

70

MN

Tryptophan (mg)

9

mg

Source: NUTTAB 2010(Food Standards Australia New Zealand); The University of New South Wales; Professor Heather Greenfield and co-workers at the University of New South Wales; Tables of composition of Australian Aboriginal Foods (J Brand-Miller, KW James and PMA Maggiore).

Additional Info

  • Classification: vegetable