Zucchini is a refreshing and hydrating vegetable to enjoy in the summer. Zucchini can be enjoyed in summer as a refreshing and hydrating vegetable. The vegetable is also rich in vitamins, minerals and polyphenols, which are compounds that act as antioxidants.

A basket of zucchini

You may not want to wear your best-fitting pants if you enjoy zucchini raw. The vegetable contains a nutrient called cellulose, a structural component of plant cell walls (makes the veggie firm), and a type of insoluble fiber. Cellulose is a nutrient found in zucchini. It is a structural element of plant cells walls that makes the vegetable firm.

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Cellulose is found in all parts and makes zucchini more difficult to chew than other vegetables. Although this may seem minor, some people can experience severe bloating from raw zucchini.