COURGETTE

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.

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

COURGETTE 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 trim ends. 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

Courgette flowers are an edible treat. They are very rare, unless you actually grow courgettes. They look like golden trumpets which can be stuffed and deep-fried.

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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France
Holland
Morocco
Spain
UK