Zucchini contain large amounts of magnesium, potassium, fiber, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, folate, riboflavin and more. They are the first summer vegetables.
Zucchini is a low calorie food. It is suitable for people who follow a diet and people suffering from diabetes.
It is also beneficial for cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, liver and bile diseases, anemia and others.
How to choose zucchini?
When picking zucchini, choose ones that aren't ripe yet. You can tell how ripe they are by the zucchini by the peel. When their peel is thick, they are overripe.
The zucchini peel must be thin, smooth and free of damage. Their peel is delicate and no matter how small the injuries on it are, they can lead to faster zucchini spoilage.
Also, choose zucchini, which are not very large. It is best for the zucchini to be about 100-200 grams and to be about 15-20 cm long.
When choosing zucchini, in addition to the pleasant milky green color, we must make sure, that the stem is slightly prickly and moist. This shows that the zucchini are fresh.