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17 Amazing Facts About Zucchinis

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A plant-like squash has long been included in cookbooks in many countries around the world. Many delicious dishes are prepared from zucchini, which are also highly useful. The variety of food in which this vegetable is used is amazing – there are both independent dishes and countless side dishes.

  1. Some of these can be eaten raw as an ingredient in salads.
  2. The younger the zucchini, the tastier they are. Older fruits have a less intense flavor.
  3. From the point of view of botany, squash is a pumpkin.
  4. The homeland of zucchini is Mexico. The locals ate them even before the arrival of the conquistadors, however, they did not eat the vegetables themselves, but only their seeds.
  5. In the French and Greek national cuisine, there are dishes made from squash flowers.
  6. The largest vegetable marrow in the world was grown in 1998. Its weight exceeded 61 kg.
  7. Because of their low-calorie content, these vegetables are often included in many different diets.
  8. Regular consumption of zucchini in food slows down the process of graying hair.
  9. Masks made from crushed squash pulp are popular in cosmetology. They nourish and moisturize the skin well.
  10. After they were introduced to Europe in the 16th century, they were cultivated for a long time exclusively for decorative purposes.
  11. They are distinguished by their tenderness, in the sense that they are easy to damage. And zucchini with damaged skin quickly deteriorates even in the refrigerator.
  12. 100 g of zucchini contains only about 25-27 kilocalories.
  13. They are also high in vitamin C, although they taste not at all sour.
  14. In the world, no one has ever had an allergy to zucchini.
  15. Many types of squash can be harvested as early as a month and a half after sowing their seeds. If, of course, conditions are favorable.
  16. The inhabitants of Italy were the first to guess to eat the zucchini themselves, and not their seeds or flowers.
  17. Botanists claim that, like pumpkin, squash is, strictly speaking, a berry.

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