Can you eat raw zucchini?


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Yes, raw zucchini is edible once the stem is trimmed. Many people use it in salads, dips, appetizers, vegetable platters and as a healthy snack.

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As an excellent source of vitamins A and C, raw zucchini is a popular choice among dieters and those careful about healthy nutrition. It is fairly low-calorie and is often paired with dip or salad dressing. There is no need to peel or seed it, as raw zucchini can be chopped up and eaten. Although zucchini is not available via grocery stores year-round, it can be substituted by other types of raw summer squash in recipes.

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