Baby courgette is a little version of the courgette. The courgette is a family member of the cucumber. Courgette is native to Italy. The fruit can be yellow or green. It generally has a similar shape to a cucumber, though some are round or bottle-shaped. Courgettes with the flowers attached are a sign of a truly fresh and immature fruit. These immature fruits have the most flavour.
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Baby courgettes are available from South Africa.
Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
Wash the courgette and cut in pieces or leave whole. From here, either eat the fruit raw or cook it. The fruit is delicious when steamed, baked or stir-fried.Consumption
Baby courgette is usually eaten cooked. However it can also be eaten raw as a snack. Baby courgettes are because of their size great to decorate a dish with.When to eat
Baby Courgettes should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a few days.
Did you know?
- Courgette is also called Zucchini. The word zucchini comes from the Italian zucchino, meaning a small squash. The term squash comes from the Indian skutasquash meaning "green thing eaten green."
- Christopher Columbus originally brought courgette seeds to the Mediterranean region and Africa.