7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Zucchini

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7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Zucchini

1) You can eat the blossoms. In fact, they are considered a delicacy

2) Largest zucchini on record weighed 65lbs and was 7 feet 10 inches long!

3) Bigger is not better in this case: the most flavorful zucchini are small-to-medium sized and the darker the skin, the richer the nutrients

4) Zucchini are a member of the cucumber AND melon family

5) Christopher Columbus originally brought the seeds to the Mediterranean region and Africa

6) One zucchini is called a “zucchina”

7) A “zucchina” has more potassium than a banana

How to choose:

Should be heavy in hand and firm to the touch, not spongy or with pitted skin. Remember, the darker the skin the more nutrients it has and the smaller- to medium-sized ones are tastier.

How to store:

Store in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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Ciao,

Andrea

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SOURCES:

http://www.foodchannel.com/articles/article/top-10-zucchini-fun-facts/

http://mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/zucchini-fun-facts/

http://homecooking.about.com/od/foodhistory/a/zucchinihistory.htm

http://www.foodreference.com/html/fzucchini.html

http://fillyourplate.org/blog/fun-facts-about-zucchini/

http://news.therawfoodworld.com/zucchini-fruit-potassium-banana/

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