First of all, zucchini is packed with essential nutrients, from disease-fighting antioxidants to gut-boosting fiber. Secondly, zucchini are very versatile: they can be used to make delicious dishes and sweet desserts.
Zucchini is a vegetable of the pumpkin family. Their most famous close relatives are common and fragrant pumpkins, as well as melons. Zucchini can be of several colors – dark green, yellow, light green and almost white, but they all have almost the same taste and nutritional properties. Although it may seem unexpected, but from a botanical point of view, zucchini is not a vegetable. It turned out to be berries! However, when used for food, they are usually processed like vegetables – roasted, fried, steamed, etc.
Both the flesh and the skin of zucchini are rich in nutrients such as fiber to improve digestion, calcium to strengthen bones, magnesium to improve mood and potassium to improve muscle health. These vegetables also contain disease-fighting antioxidants, vitamin C, and polyphenols. Nutrients such as fiber, as well as vitamins A and C, are even found in edible zucchini seeds (they have a soft and mild taste), reminds Gina Holmes, a nutritionist who works in Dallas, Texas, USA.
We invite you to try 5 recipes with zucchini and see how healthy they are.
Zucchini pancakes can be eaten hot
Undoubtedly, the tastiest are prepared from young vegetables – they are best suited for zucchini pancakes. And you can grate carrots and season zucchini pancakes – we guarantee that you will like it. Here’s the recipe:
Spicy Tomato and Zucchini Pie – delicious hot or cold
Cakes are one of those foods that you want to enjoy and make at home. However, if you replace the usual ingredients with unexpected alternatives and use vegetables instead of sweet toppings, these delicious baked goods are even more pleasantly surprising. Here’s the recipe:
Delicious zucchini muffins with feta
This vegetable is also perfect for baking muffins. Soft and moist muffins that are easily absorbed by the body are another example of healthy snacks. Here’s the recipe:
Zucchini steaks are soft and tender
You can make these zucchini fritters quickly because they are baked in the oven. When there is no time and desire to stand at the stove, which usually happens on a working day, the stove always comes to the rescue. Here’s the recipe:
Zucchini rolls with chicken will surprise you with their color, taste and simplicity
Food combining mild taste and light acidity. Make a lot of these steaks – the whole family will enjoy them. Here’s the recipe:
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