Zucchini

What Can I Do With A Million Zucchinis?


Posted on September 03, 2015


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Remember – last May – when 5 zucchini plants didn’t seem like enough? In your enthusiasm, you planted 12 - and now, you have enough zucchini to feed a small village and the plants have taken over the entire garden. Take heart – there are many uses – and the frosts of September will curb their urge to take over the world!

Health Benefits

-          Low in calories (17 calories per 100 g

-          No saturated fats or cholesterol

-          Peel is a good source of fiber

-          Have an anti-oxidant value

-          Good source of potassium (may reduce blood pressure)

-          Rich source of vitamins A & C

-          Moderate source of thiamin, riboflavin, iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc

There are so many recipes to help you with this problem. Following are 3 excellent sites:

- http://allrecipes.com

- www.health.com/healthgallery

- www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes

O.K. you’ve baked, broiled, fried, and sautéed zucchini every day for the past month and they’re STILL growing. Consider the following:

- cheaper than skeets for target practice

- Raw material for budding sculptors

- Temporary door stop or paper weight

- use for juggling practice

- carve into boats for races – a new family tradition.

 

Best of luck – let us know if you have other uses.

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