Zucchini and other kinds of summer squash have soft shells and tender, light-colored flesh.
Other kinds of summer squash include patty pan, yellow crookneck, and yellow straight neck.
Summer squash are 95% water. The high-water content makes summer squash a low-calorie food.
Store unwashed summer squash in the refrigerator in an open or perforated plastic bag.
From the market, the squash will keep for up to a week. From your gardens, you can expect them to keep slightly longer.
To prepare summer squash to cook or eat, wash well and cut off ends. Summer squash does not need to be peeled before it is eaten.
Trim the ends then slice, dice or shred squash. Do not remove skin or seeds of squash as many of the nutrients are found here.