Storified by ebanreb· Tue, Apr 16 2013 01:20:53
Zucchini, also known as courgette in some areas, is a small squash harvested in the summer. It comes from the cucurbita pepo family and its origin can be traced back to America. It has been spread widely by settlers, thus, is planted and harvested in many countries as well. Technically, the zucchini is a fruit but it is usually prepared into dishes as a vegetable. It is usually cooked and mixed with various dishes. The interesting about zucchini is that it comes in various colors; the most common are those in dark green, yellow and light green. It also comes in different shapes but its general shape is more like a cucumber but with ridges. While the zucchini is mostly harvested in summer, it can be planted in any time of the year as it follows no season.
The zucchini(chez yvonne strasbourg) can be prepared and eaten in different ways. It can be eaten raw in some dishes but when cooked, is usually sliced or shredded. Aside from the versatility of the zucchini, it is known to be very healthy either prepared raw or cooked. Some of the best nutrients and vitamins the fruit contains include vitamin C, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fat. With these nutrients, the fruit is one favorite ingredient in many dishes. Not only is it delicious but eating it is also gives a lot of health benefits.
Zucchini Soup Recipe
I was really satisfied with this soup! Have had similar soups,
But this one had the addition of paprika, tomatoes & a few other ingredients,
All making this very special!
Zucchini Chicken Soup
A very filling soup, Great For Dinners, Use Extra Herbs!!