It's a Fruit! It's a Vegetable! It's the Ultimate Zucchini Quiz!
Get to know a few fun facts about this versatile food's globe-trotting history.
Is zucchini a fruit or a 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?
Zucchini means "little squash" in what language?
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?
About how many calories does the average zucchini contain?
What color is the flower of zucchini?
True or false: The flowers of zucchinis are edible.
- True, but only if you cook them.
The zucchini is a relative of the cucumber and which fruit?
The average zucchini contains more of which nutrient than a banana?
Zucchini is also a great source of _____.
True or false: Zucchini is high in antioxidants.
Zucchini retains much of its nutrients if you _____ it.
Dried zucchini seeds are used in some parts of the world to treat which ailment?
- kidney stones
In which U.S. state will you find an annual zucchini festival?
True or false: The bigger the zucchini, the better it tastes.
- True, but only if you eat it raw.
How much does the world's heaviest zucchini weigh?
- 26 pounds
- 43 pounds
- 65 pounds