Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Zucchini: a complete guide

by skating tomato (follow)
www.skatingtomato.com
Nutrition (252)      Healthy Foods (74)     
Did you know the humble zucchini is actually a fruit?

Also known as 'courgette' in some parts of the world, zucchini is an abundantly nutritious squash, and impressively versatile.

You may find it in dark green, light green, or yellow varieties, and may resemble anything from a cucumber to a bottle in shape.

courtesy of Flickr


Health benefits
Good source of vitamin C, boosting immunity and promoting healthy skin.
Good source of copper, which builds strong bodily tissue.
Good source of manganese, aiding healthy bone production.
Good source of potassium, naturally lowering blood pressure.
Low in calories and with a very low GI, zucchini is a great addition to any balanced diet.

courtesy of Wikimedia


How to use
Grate raw and mix into a fresh vegetable salad.
Chopped into sticks and enjoyed with hummus, guacamole or other healthy condiments.
Slice fine or in thick wedges and roast with oil and herbs as you would potato chips.
Add to stews, curries, soups and savoury pies for additional bulk and nutrition.
Spiralise and use instead of wheat spaghetti or pasta, topped with a fresh pesto.
Mix into cakes, brownies, muffins and breads for a subtle sweet taste and extra veggie goodness!

courtesy of Flickr


Wash well before eating and enjoy the skin, flesh and seeds freely.

What are your favourite zucchini recipes? Share them with the HealthyHints community in the comments box!

Related
Shredded Zucchini with Diced Tomato Sauce

#Nutrition
#Healthy Foods
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by skating tomato
In the ancient Eastern practice of **Ayurveda**, people are defined by their unique blend of the thr...
10 likes
Looking for a **sweet treat** over the summer break that complements your New Year **health goals**?...
3 likes
Want a **quick**, **hassle-free** way of **squeezing** a lemon or other citrus fruit? Simply...
6 likes
Did you know that simply **wiggling**, **fidgeting** and moving the body through out the day can hel...
7 likes
With their soft, velvety yellow-orange skin, and sweet, tender flesh, **apricots** are beloved all a...
3 likes
There's a reason why the humble **banana** is one of the most widely eaten and popular fruits in the...
13 likes
view all articles by skating tomato
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 47096
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
There is sufficient evidence to show the positive effects that pets have on our health including **r...
10 likes
These wickedly delicious, easy, healthy snacks are perfect for school, work lunch boxes and parties...
10 likes
These deodorising hacks use common household ingredients, are inexpensive, **environmentally friendl...
7 likes
Physical activity is really good for a host of issues from enhancing your mood to giving a boost to ...
6 likes
This quick, light and fluffy banana bread is delicious, healthy and not as dense as other banana bre...
5 likes
We constantly hear of the dangers of caffeine and all the reasons we should stop drinking coffee, bu...
5 likes
Mulberries are full of nutrients and powerful antioxidants, and they taste delicious and sweet
5 likes
With summer bearing down upon us here in Australia, it's time to up the skin care ante to protect ou...
5 likes
To get the most out of any meal there are a few simple tips you can follow which will enhance digest...
5 likes
This easy method with 3 ingredients is a great way to clean drains naturally
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (252)
Vegan (120)
How To (62)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version