Country Of Origin: Turkey
Fresh Zucchinis are available year-round.
The exterior glossy skin of the Zucchini is vibrant to light green in colour and delicate enough to consume. Its flesh is creamy white in colour with a spongy yet firm texture and faint traces of edible seeds. It offers a sweet summer squash flavour with nuances of black peppercorn and nutty undertones.
The Zucchinis are mild in flavour, extremely versatile and can be prepared in sweet or savoury recipes. Grate Zucchini and add to muffin or bread batter, or use to make vegetable pancakes and fritters. Thinly sliced Zucchini works well in salads or as part of a fresh (raw) appetizer such as vegetarian carpaccio. When sliced thinly lengthwise Zucchini can be an excellent substitute for conventional noodles in pasta preparations. Sliced Zucchini can be grilled, steamed, sautéed or battered and fried.
These Zucchinis are a low caloric food and are nearly 94% water. Additionally, they offer some vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.