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Many years ago, Zucchini were called green Italian squash. Today, not only has the name been changed but is also widely recognized as a delicate, delicious vegetable. Zucchini means a small squash and is a member of cucumber family.
Zucchini comes from the cucumber family that is so sweet and refreshing! But unlike cucumber, zucchini is served grilled, steamed, boiled, baked or fried.
Zucchini is loaded with nutrients that our bodies need such as Vitamin A, C, E, K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.
The next time you think of visiting your local green grocer, buy Zucchini and enjoy its nutrients and taste!
Fry zucchini with onions and tomatoes for a great salsa on steak.