Zucchini is a type of summer squash that is commonly green in color, although we grow yellow (“golden”) zucchini as well. Like other non-starchy vegetables, zucchini is rich in water and low in calories, making it a great choice for people who are trying to lose weight. It is also a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that keeps skin, hair, and teeth healthy and may help prevent arthritis. In addition, zucchini contains potassium, a mineral that helps keep blood pressure in check. Along with vitamin C, the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in zucchini help protect against cataracts and macular degeneration.