What are the benefits of zucchini?

Zucchini is very low in calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its skin is good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and fights colon cancer. Zucchini is a source of folate, and is a very good source of potassium. Fresh zucchini is rich in vitamin A and C, and especially in the golden variety, is rich in antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Zucchini is a good source of B vitamins like thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and also minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.