Zucchini Squash

Zucchini squash are an often underappreciated vegetable native to the Americas that is overproduced by backyard gardeners everywhere.  Zucchinis are low in carbs and sugars and high in antioxidants and potassium.

Quality Check

As long as the squash remains firm you’re good to go — it’s time to toss if the flesh becomes flabby.  No need to store in the fridge.

Preparation

Chop off the ends and the sky’s the limit!  Zucchini are a great filler and texture addition in a variety of dishes and a great vegetable to befriend when on a diet (it has a very low glycemic index score).  Wonderful when roasted, sauteed, or grilled with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Try hollowing out the center and stuffing with ground meat or rice as you would a stuffed bell pepper.

Confused With

English Cucumber

Author : Colin Mathewson
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