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How much Sliced or Grated Zucchini is in a Pound?

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Many recipes will call for "1 cup of grated zucchini" or “2 cups sliced zucchini” but it is not always easy to figure out actually how many zucchini are in a cup or how much do you end up with. In order to help make cooking easier we did some experiments to help tell you exactly how many zucchini you need to buy.

To answer How much grated zucchini is in a cup we went to the store to check out the vegetable section. After surveying the produce we discovered that 3 medium zucchini equaled a pound. We decided to select 1 medium sized zucchini about 8 inches long, 2 inches in diameter and weighing about 5 ounces for our how many zucchini in a cup testing samples.

When sliced, 1 medium zucchini yielded about 1 to 1.25 cups and if grated, you end up with about 2/3 cup of tamped down zucchini. If you need 1 cup of cooked sliced zucchini, due to shrinkage while heated it will take about 3 medium zucchini, sliced, to hit the mark.

Did you know that biggest is NOT best in the zucchini world? The most flavorful zucchinis are small to medium-sized with a darker skin of richer nutrients. On August 28, 2014 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada the Guinness World Records verified that Giovanni Batista Scozzafava had grown the longest zucchini which measured 8 feet 3.3 inches (2.25 meters). As for the heaviest zucchini, on January 1990 Bernard Lavery of Plymouth Devon, UK is credited with growing a whopping big one at 64.5 pounds (29.25 kg).

Next time your recipe calls for a cup of sliced zucchini you’ll feel confident knowing what you need. You can also use our conversion tool below for any custom how many zucchini in a... measurements you need.

Custom Conversions for Zucchini

One Zucchini Equals

  • There is ⅔ Cup (158 mls) of Grated Zucchini in a Zucchini
  • There is 1 Cup (237 mls) of Sliced Zucchini in a Zucchini
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