Zucchini is very popular in the Mediterranean cuisine, but the origin of this product is America. Zucchini has been grooving for years in botanical gardens of Europe as the exotic plant, but soon, people started using it as a food. In culinary, zucchini is treated like a vegetable, but in fact, it’s a fruit. It should be noted, that zucchini can grow 1 meter tall, however, it stands out with the best beneficial features during the ripening.
Young zucchini contains carbohydrates, protein, B/C vitamins, magnesium, calcium, ascorbic acid, iron, etc. 100 grams of zucchini contains just 20 calories. Very often, the product is used in weight loss diets. Additionally, it’s unreplaceable in children’s diet. Zucchini has the ability to output fluid from the body which is important for lots of diseases.
Mostly, a product is thermally processed, but marinated zucchini is very also very tasty. It’s important not to peel the product.
Zucchini seeds are often used in cosmetology. Mask, which is made on zucchini base, have a unique skin whitening ability.