The season of everyone’s favorite Zucchinis has started. There are many types, colors and shapes of this vegetable, and most commonly used are small, dark green zucchini like big cucumbers. Zucchinis belong to the same family as cucumbers and melons, which is easy to conclude based on their appearance. Even though they belong to the family of fruits, Zucchinis are considered vegetables and are only used in this manner. Sweet dishes with Zucchinis are not usually prepared.
You probably wondered whether Zucchini can be eaten as a cucumber, raw and fresh since they come from the same family. The answer to this question is going to come in the article, so if you wondered what are the benefits of eating this vegetable fresh this is a chance to find out.
Healthy benefits of Zucchini
Zucchinis are very low in calories but highly nutritional. This is one of the reasons why they are one of the favorite vegetables among people who take care of their health.
This vegetable is rich in vitamin B and manganese but it also contains a great amount of vitamin C. You are going to feel full after eating this vegetable, since they are full of nutritional ingredients that our body needs.
Ingredients found in Zucchini help reduce risks of prostate cancer and also general disease related to prostate. This is why this vegetable is highly beneficial for men. Zucchini have a lot of manganese which is beneficial for the all functions of our body. They support weight loss and help us feel full without eating a lot.
Eating Zucchini is going to make your skin look healthier and fresh, since they contain manganese which induces creation of proline amino acid. This acid helps production of collagen which makes our skin glowing and firm.
Fresh food – Trend or necessity?
Depending on what you want to achieve with the diet, you need to take care of the portion size of your ingredients. This is why zucchini is a great option, especially fresh since they contain a small amount of calories but they still make us feel full.
Do not miss out on these nutrients – try fresh food! A large number of people opt for fresh food because of their already bad health. There is prejudice: healthy diet needs to be various and food has to be cooked. Most hedonists are concerned about nutrition, taste, of the food, and this is great because modern fresh food eating offers you exactly – experience of a taste explosion, a real symphony of palate, looks, shapes and colors that really make all your senses enjoy.
Same preparation with short breaks requires a short time, is very simple and will give you great pleasure, as it stimulates creativity, imagination and fun.
No matter what your nutrition style is currently, you can include some meals on a weight loss diet without giving up on your favorite meals. If you like to experiment in the kitchen, make your own favorite dish in the fresh variant to give you the pleasure of the tastes while providing a light and healthier meal.
Food is full of valuable nutrients, but, unfortunately, a large part is destroyed by improper preparation. You probably think there is no better than a cold, salt and pepper salad? Why? After thermal treatment lycopene, it’s most valuable ingredient, is easier to release when digested. Maybe you’ve never heard of raw zucchini eating, but believe it or not this is extremely healthy. Here are the most interesting details about raw food:
– Pickled cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, selenium stems, peppers, young capsules and caps are best to thin or sliced and add salads or pasta (which can already be seasoned with some sauce)
– It is best to boil tomatoes or bake them in the oven
– Broccoli, rasp and asparagus are better to cook on steam – it will be delicious, and will retain more nutrients than putting it on a pan and frying them. The same applies to carrots if you need to cook them
– The spinach is best left to boil at very high temperatures. The same applies to fish
– Eggplant it best on a pan, on a thin layer of oil. You can also prepare salmon steaks in the same way
– Mushrooms are best to prepare on a little oil in a pan. Put them on 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add pure garlic and you will get a very tasty appetizer, which you can add to pasta for a full meal
– As for baking in the oven, besides tomatoes, zucchinis and peppers, potatoes and beet, as well as meat and fish (roasted in the foil).
Gift: a simple recipe for roasted zucchini
Cut Zucchinis along the length, best with vegetable peeling knife. The rest of the zucchini that cannot be cut on the leaves, cut it in small cubes and you can use it in salads or to add one part to the filling that follows.
200 gr of raw sunflower seeds (previously washed and bottled in potable water for at least 5 hours, best soaked in the evening and use tomorrow) – mix them in a blender .
That’s the basis of the filling. To add to the taste add to the tiny cubes of dried vegetables that will enhance the taste, give color and additional nutrients, eg tomato, shrimp, pepper, pumpkin, chopper, cabbage, and so on. Also, it is nice to add a little dried parsley, or spinach, or oregano, then a savory ale pepper, turmeric, ginger, white or black bow loves, anything you like. Of course, don’t add all of the ingredients at once, you just choose one or two, according to taste.
Also, add a little unrefined oil to tie it together a little, like olive, sunflower, sesame, poppy, coconut oil but avoid soy and palm oil. Add a little salt of the Himalayan salt. Make sure the filling does not become too thick, but enough thick that it can almost be shaped into a ball.
Put filling put on a Zucchini leaf, about on half the leaf, up to ½ cm thick. Then put the vegetables cut in stripes in the middle of the Zucchini – for example: one red pepper, one green, one red pepper, put them on the side so that they are away from the border. Roll the zucchini leaf and wrap everything inside. It is best to eat it immediately. From this amount, you can make 35-40 rolls.
Health Benefits of a Zucchinis:
- they are anti-inflammatory
- increase the level of energy
- Helping Weight Loss
- lowering cholesterol levels
- clean toxin hoses
- prevent prostate diseases
- improve digestion
- stimulate libido
- make your skin healthier
- preserve the health of the fetus
Zucchini is a vegetable that is easily manageable. You can plant it in the garden if you do not have space elsewhere. Outdoors it has to be safe until the frosts pass by. The most suitable for them is fruitful, hummus and humid soil.
The growing season begins in May, and lasts until July. Regular picking encourages plants to create new flowers and fertilization, thus increase the picking. Zucchinis need to be watered on a daily basis, and fruits that grow larger than 12 cm are usually used in culinary dishes.
Favorites in the kitchen
Zucchini is a popular food all over the world. In Italy it is used to prepare bread, in Mexico quesadilla, in France ratatouille, in Turkey pancake, and in Bulgaria they are served with yoghurt. The list is long, while the types of meals that can be prepared with it are countless. Usually we prepare them by cooking, in sauces, soups, stuffed, and mixed with other vegetables or fresh cheese and salty cakes.
You can add the zucchini in the salad with cucumbers, and you will not even notice the difference in flavor. You can also make excellent spaghetti from them. Simply slice them on the size of the noodles, boil in water, sprinkle and serve with your favorite pasta sauce. Apart from fruits, you can also eat floral flowers.
- Zucchini with cheese and herbs
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1/2 cup cheese cream
- 1 cup of feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons of chopped haricot
- 2 teaspoons of chopped herbs, for example basil, thyme, estragon…
- 1 tablespoonful of olive oil
- Himalayan salt, pepper, minced paprika
- 1 cup of bread crumbs for pan
Grill the zucchini cut in half on the grill. Fill it with the mixture made of these ingredients and roll into bread crumbs. Put it back on the grill with the other half of zucchini and grill for about fifteen minutes more.
- Salad with Zucchini
- 1 chopped tomatoes
- 10 finely chopped basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 chopped garlic cloves
- 400 grams of zucchini sliced on thin plates
Mix the ingredients and enjoy the beautiful salad.
- Greek sauce with zucchini
- 400 ml Greek yogurt
- 3 sides of chopped garlic
- 200 grams ribbed Zucchini
- 2 tablespoons of chopped dill
- 2 tablespoons of chopped tomatoes
- Himalayan salt
Mix these ingredients. Cool the sauce in the fridge. Serve with rice or pasta.