Courgette (or zucchini)

The zucchini or courgette has become a very popular vegetable in the last decennia, while previously it was hardly eaten in Northwestern Europe. Great in pasta, in the oven, or even as "zoodles"!

Some interesting facts about courgettes (or zucchini's):

  • The flower of the courgette can be eaten, too.
  • Courgettes that taste bitter should not be eaten! They are toxic due to a backcross or cross with a pumpkin.
  • Small and medium courgettes often taste much better than the really big ones.
  • Courgette plants have male and female flowers.
  • Courgettes can be white, yellow, green or striped.
  • "Zoodles" (zucchini noodles) are a good lowcarb substitute for spaghetti.
  • Courgettes are very low in calories.

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Health benefits

Courgette is a source of folic acid and vitamin C.

Folic acid...

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the decrease of fatigue
  • supports the cell division process

Vitamin C...

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • increases iron absorption
  • contributes to a normal energy management
  • is good for the formation of collagen
  • is good for the normal functioning of teeth
  • contributes to the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the normal functioning of blood vessels
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