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Edible zucchini blossoms (also known as zucchini flowers) contain a high amount of vitamin C which is a nutrient helping protect against infections. This healthy and delicious fruit is something you can incorporate into your recipes and here are 6 facts you need to know before you do.
1. It is a fruit
Yes, while many consider zucchini to be a vegetable it is actually a fruit.
2. Zucchini Flowers can be male or female
The male blossom has a long slender stem while the female blossom is on a short stem.
3. A zucchini has more potassium than a banana
Zucchini flowers provide a plentiful supply of vitamins along with minerals like zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, and calcium. Zucchini flower nutrition can help you lose weight and stay healthy.
4. Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to grow
Zucchini and squash require no special gardening skill to grow. They also grow extremely well in mild climates.
The hardest part of growing them will be knowing when to harvest the blossoms.
5. Zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash
The full word ‘zucchini’ comes from the Italian ‘zucchino‘, meaning a small squash. The term squash comes from the Indian skutasquash meaning “green thing eaten green.”
6. Zuchinni are extremely easy to cook.
Zucchini can be incorporated in to many different recipes and cooked in a variety of ways. Making this fruit a culinary favorite.
In addition to whats listed above, the health benefits of squash or raw fruit is the same as zucchini flowers. Zucchini flowers provide a plentiful supply of vitamins including A, C, E, and K along with minerals like zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, and calcium. A nutritional gem and perfect way to add some color and texture to any meal.