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It's a Fruit! It's a Vegetable! It's the Ultimate Zucchini Quiz!
by Staff
Get to know a few fun facts about this versatile food's globe-trotting history.

Is zucchini a fruit or a vegetable?

  • fruit
  • vegetable
  • both of the above

What part of the world is zucchini native to?

  • the Mediterranean
  • Central America
  • West Africa

The word English word "squash" comes from the Native American word "askutasquash," which means what?

  • apple of the soil
  • green thing eaten raw
  • horn-shaped fruit

Along with squash, which of these two foods make up the "three sisters" of Native American food?

  • corn and potatoes
  • beans and corn
  • potatoes and beans

In which country have 10,000-year-old zucchini seeds been found in caves?

  • Chile
  • Honduras
  • Mexico

Zucchini means "little squash" in what language?

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch

Which explorer is credited with popularizing zucchini in the Old World?

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan

What is the French term for zucchini?

  • cornette
  • corbeille
  • courgette

About how many calories does the average zucchini contain?

  • 25
  • 40
  • 65

What color is the flower of zucchini?

  • white
  • yellow
  • purple

True or false: The flowers of zucchinis are edible.

  • true
  • false
  • True, but only if you cook them.

The zucchini is a relative of the cucumber and which fruit?

  • melon
  • strawberry
  • peach

The average zucchini contains more of which nutrient than a banana?

  • potassium
  • zinc
  • vitamin A

Zucchini is also a great source of _____.

  • niacin
  • manganese
  • riboflavin

True or false: Zucchini is high in antioxidants.

  • true
  • false

Zucchini retains much of its nutrients if you _____ it.

  • steam
  • boil
  • fry

Dried zucchini seeds are used in some parts of the world to treat which ailment?

  • kidney stones
  • eczema
  • tapeworms

In which U.S. state will you find an annual zucchini festival?

  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • Ohio

True or false: The bigger the zucchini, the better it tastes.

  • true
  • false
  • True, but only if you eat it raw.

How much does the world's heaviest zucchini weigh?

  • 26 pounds
  • 43 pounds
  • 65 pounds