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Zucchini

Hindi Name: Zucchini

Zucchini is a popular summer squash. It is usually dark or light green in color. Known as courgettes in French and zucchini in Italian, these are bland vegetables. It looks somewhat like a cucumber, but it is usually served cooked.
It has a very mild flavor and is eaten with the skin. By appearance they might look similar, but zucchini is not a type of cucumber. Zucchini is soft, sweet and browns very quickly on the stove. It is preferred to eat cucumbers raw but zucchini cooked. Check the local vendors or grocery stores for it.

Usage
Zucchini is used in many delicious recipes of pizzas and soups. Zucchini can be grilled adding olive oil and spices to prepare an interesting side dish. This vegetable, is also used to make pickles.

Nutritional Value
1. Zucchini is often used to prevent constipation and aides in digestion.
2. It lowers cholesterol and also has anti-cancer properties.
3. It contains magnesium which reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A.

Interesting Facts
The world"s largest zucchini was 69.5 inches long.
A zucchini contains more potassium than a banana.
Usually zucchinis that are small or medium have a better flavor as compared to the larger ones.


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