What Do You Need To Know About Zucchini?

The zucchini is fruit, but it is consumed as vegetable, mostly during the summer. Often, we combine it with meat, but also as a salad. It is good to know that zucchini:

  • 95% contain water
  • The largest zucchini ever matured, weighed 33kg and was 2m long
  • May be light or dark green, dark yellow or orange
  • The flowers of the zucchini can be cooked and eaten.
  • They can be eaten and peeled
  • Young zucchini has a darker crust
  • They contain very few calories and fats, i.e. 100g of fresh zucchini have only 15 calories
  • Other nutrients contain manganese, vitamin C and A, magnesium, potassium and iron
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin are also part of the zucchini, while fighting free radicals and slowing aging

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