Even if we usually think that courgettes are present in a single variety, in reality there are several of them: the Italian striped one, the Milanese green one, the Florentine one, the Sicilian one, the Genoese one, the Nizzarda one, the Piacenza one, the centenary, the Trieste, the Puglia, the Sardinian and many others. Courgette is a perfect vegetable for all those who want to eat lightly, without giving up folic acid, vitamins and potassium. To avoid making mistakes when purchasing courgettes, you need to make sure that they are bright green, hard enough and without any marks.

Use in cooking

Courgettes can be consumed and prepared in many different ways: raw as an appetizer, stewed, fried, grilled, or sautéed, they can always be enjoyed in all their lightness.


Courgettes can be frozen: after washing with bicarbonate of soda, removing the ends and cutting them into chunks, you can put them in the freezer.


Courgettes are perfect for anyone who wishes to prepare a dietary menu with these vegetables: in fact, they are made up of 95 percent water.

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