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Zucchini is a kind of pumpkin and is most often white, green or yellow.


There is a legend according to which zucchini gave people gods. Once upon a time, when men went to sea, the women of a fishing village turned to the gods with a prayer.
And asked the fruit, as soft as the flesh of fish, the color of the sea on the moonlit night and with a skin as strong as the shell of a turtle. In response to a plea, the gods gave the women a zucchini.
In Europe, zucchini were in the XVI century, but for a long time were grown exclusively as ornamental plants because of the large and bright colors.
Zucchini contains a lot of vitamins (A, E, C, H, b, PP, beta-carotene), mineral salts and trace elements (potassium, calcium, jelly, magnesium, zinc) and it is very low-calorie: 23 kilocalories per 100 grams.
Zucchini is rich in pectins, due to which normalizes the water-salt balance in the body, removes radionuclides, cleanses the blood, normalizes cholesterol levels, and improves metabolism in General.
Zucchini are rich in antioxidants, which can be destroyed by heat treatment. Spanish scientists conducted a large-scale experiment and found that the best ways to prepare zucchini, which retains their useful properties, are baking in the oven and microwave oven.
It is proved that eating zucchini causes hair to resist the appearance of gray hair.
Nutritional value of pumpkin seeds improves with age. These seeds are those products that become more nutritious as they decompose. According to studies conducted at the Massachusetts experimental station, in the seeds of zucchini, stored for more than five months, the protein content is increased.
Mush masks of courgettes lighten and rejuvenate the skin, nourishing and saturating it with vitamins and antioxidants. Especially suitable for such procedures for dry and rough skin.
In addition to the fruit, in the food consumed and the flowers of the zucchini. They are fried, baked in pizza and pies, with them boiled soups, they are added to salads. For example, in Greece, squash flowers are stuffed with rice and cheese with aromatic herbs, and then baked in tomato sauce or fried.