Zucchini: properties, nutritional values, calories

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) are very rich in potassium and very useful for the health of the urinary tract and intestines. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the courgettes

> 2. Properties and benefits some zucchini

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of zucchini

> 4. Allied with

> 5. Curiosities about courgettes

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve

Zucchini: properties, nutritional values, calories


Description of zucchini

Le zucchini they belong to the Cucurbitaceae family and there are numerous varieties.

The ripening period, and therefore the natural harvesting period for these vegetables, coincides with lin spring / summer, but now, thanks to the spread of greenhouses, they can be found on the market all year round.

However, it is always advisable to consume them in the period of natural ripeness as they are richer in nutrients and they cost less.


Zucchini properties

They have a very low calorie content, which makes them particularly suitable in low calorie diets. They are low in salt, refreshing and easily digestible.

Their characteristics make them particularly suitable even in early childhood; in fact, courgettes are among the very first foods to be introduced during the weaning of infants. Among the nutrients, contain above all potassium; they also contain folic acid, vitamin E and vitamin C.

Le zucchini they are diuretic and help counteract urinary tract problems; they are valid allies for those suffering from intestinal inflammation; I'm very useful in case of constipation. Zucchini are also recognized relaxing and calming properties.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of zucchini

100 g of courgettes contain 11 kcal / 47 kj. 

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product we have:

  • Water 94,23 g
  • G carbohydrates 1,4
  • Sugars 1,3 g
  • 1,3 g protein
  • 0,1 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 1,2 g
  • Magnesium 17 mg
  • Zinc 1,14 mg
  • Copper 0,14 mg


Zucchini, allied with

Urinary tract, intestine.


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Curiosities about zucchini

El Paese, an important producer of courgettes, has entered the Guinness of records for the largest courgette in the world: it was 2 meters long. The courgette that won the record was harvested in the province of Ferrara.


A recipe with zucchini

Zucchini, when very fresh, is usually sold with the flower. The courgette flower it can be fried in batter, but it is also very good stuffed and baked in the oven.

After washing and drying the courgette flowers, remove the pistils and fill with a square of scamorza or mozzarella and an anchovy. Pass in the breadcrumbs, place in a baking dish with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about five minutes.


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