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Zucchini
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I prefer the name courgette to zucchini, it seems so much more exotic. It is a member of the same family that marrow, squash, choko and pumpkin belong. In my opinion choko and squash are deathly boring and bland, but courgette is quite delicious. It resembles a small cucumber. The most common are dark green but they can also beyellow and pale green. Courgettes flowers can be eaten.
Category: Vegetable
In Season: Summer Autumn
To Buy:
Pick out the glossy, unblemished plants. Available from every greengrocer and supermarket.
To Store:
Store in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the fridge for up to 4 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Cooking Tips:
Slice lengthways, brush with a great quality olive oil and grill on a very hot grill pan for 2 minutes each size.

Nutrition per 1 Unit:

Weight (grams):
43
Carbohydrates, g:
0.7
Fat (g):
0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Folic Acid:
Amines:
Negligible
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
31
Protein (g):
0.5
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Vitamin C:
Antioxidants:
Salicylates:
High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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