Sunday, December 9, 2007

No.4: Courgette

Resembling long green oblongs, the courgette has more than meets the eye!

Courgette Fun Facts:
1) Courgette is the French word for zucchini.

2) Mild bitterness in zucchini is caused by compounds called cucurbitacins.

3) Zucchinis with the flowers attached are a sign of a truly fresh and immature fruit,
and are especially sought by many people.

4) With their high water content (more than
95 percent), zucchini squashes are very low
in calories.

5) Just remember, overcook zucchini and you end up with mush. There is no way to salvage it other than to make soup.

Reference: Wise Geek, Food Reference, Wikipedia, Hungry Monster

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