Zucchinis, known in many parts of the world as courgettes, are a type of squash or gourd from the Cucurbitaceae plant family, closely related to pumpkins. Zucchinis are very versatile and can be steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed, baked, barbecued, eaten raw in salads, spiralised into zucchini ‘noodles’, sliced and layered in lasagne or moussaka, or even steamed then frozen to add to smoothies.
Zucchinis contain vitamins A, C and K, and are a great source minerals and nutrients including manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and folate.
Store zucchini in a vegetable storage bag or container in the crisper section of your fridge. Use within two to three days. Zucchini can also be sliced and frozen (raw), or sliced, partially steamed, and frozen.