Posted on September 03, 2015
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!
- 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:
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.