COURGETTE, BABY

Sometimes referred to as Zucchini, the courgette is a variety of squash. Courgettes are sausage shaped, with thin, green skin and soft, succulent white flesh with many soft small immature seeds. Baby courgette is a special variety which mirrors the flavour of its bigger brother.

Courgettes share the same ancestry as pumpkins and squashes. They originated in South America.

COURGETTE, BABY are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Saute, boil, steam, deep-fry, bake, microwave or barbeque. Use raw in salads, add to soups, casseroles, pies, cakes, breads, fritters or as a vegetable accompaniment.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (uncooked): energy 18 kcal, 76 kJ; protein 1.8g; carbohydrate 1.8g; fat 0.4g.

Preparation

Courgettes do not need to be peeled. Wash thoroughly and cut ends off. Slice, dice, stuff or cook whole.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator, in the salad compartment, for up to 3 days.

Choosing

Select firm courgettes that feel heavy for their size.

Fun Fact

Courgettes can be used in cakes mixes (like carrots are used in carrot cake) to produce a very moist sponge.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Kenya
South Africa