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Zucchini
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Other names:
Courgette, vegetable marrow

Nutrition:
With their high water content (more than 95 percent), zucchini squashes are very low in calories. Zucchinis contain useful amounts of folate, potassium and vitamin A and C.

Taste:
Very moist and mild in flavor. Slightly on the sweet side rather than bitter.

Uses:
Zucchini can be cooked by steaming, frying, sautéing, or baking and they are excellent when sliced and grilled. The meat of this vegetable is also a very versatile ingredient for a variety of other foods such as breads, cakes, bars, and other baked goods.

Substitutions:
Other members of the squash family may substitute such as patty pan squash and summer squash.

Storage:
Zucchini is fragile and should be handled gently. Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Try to use within 7 days.

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