Major growing area
Traced back to 19th century Italy.
Delicate, sweet tasting flavour
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Zucchinis are an essential part of your meal as they serve a wide range of purposes. They improve digestion, while preventing constipation and formation of stones in the kidney and gall bladder. The vegetable (or fruit rather) helps strengthen the immune system, reduces the risk of blood clots, protects your vision and prevents degenerative eye disease. It is also a rich source for essential antioxidants.
Early varieties of Zucchini included the names of nearby cities in their name
Fan of chocolate cake? You’ll love the Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Get to action by stirring together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the eggs and oil. Mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cake completely before frosting with your favourite frosting. Serve, or enjoy alone, maybe!
To whip up a portion of Balsamic Grilled Zucchini, preheat grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil the grate. Brush zucchini with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt over zucchini. Cook on preheated grill until it begins to brown, 3-4 minutes per side. Brush balsamic vinegar over the zucchini and continue cooking 1 minute more. Serve immediately.
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
|Total fat||0.32 g|
|Dietary fiber||1 g|
|Pantothenic acid||0.204 mg|
|Vitamin A||200 IU|
|Vitamin C||17.9 mg|
|Vitamin E||0.12 mg|
|Vitamin K||4.3 μg|