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One of the vegetables that can be seen in abundance in summer is “Zucchini”, as it is one of the summer vegetables, is transported from the Americas around the world, it was planted in northern Italy three centuries after the United States. And the time of Harvesting and harvesting squash is in summer.
which has a lot of nutritional value and has anti-aging properties and is a cure for many diseases. Pumpkin, in terms of botany, is in the fruit section, but in terms of cooking and eating, it is in the vegetable section. This food has a high nutritional value and contains many vitamins and nutrients that are also useful in lowering blood fats and slimming. Due to these valuable properties, Zucchini export has always been of interest to exporters in Iran and the world
Variety in zucchini, one of summer vegetables
Pumpkin, like other fruits, comes in many varieties. But zucchini is the only fruit or vegetable that can be produced in golden color. And this diversity in zucchini has led to an increasing demand from the world’s chefs for the use of zucchini in food, so that in most foods, zucchini is used as the main ingredient. And the newest type of zucchini is called golden zucchini, which is planted for commercial purposes.
Properties of zucchini
It is safe to say that squash is the only fruit or vegetable that can help treat cancer patients, including those with bowel cancer, without mixing with other substances. And it can even cure them completely. Also, zucchini is very useful for weight loss, because it is low in starch and has a high fiber that makes you not feel hungry after eating it.
Zucchini is rich in magnesium, which is a mineral that increases the function of the thyroid gland.
Slowing down the aging process of the skin with zucchini
Zucchini is an excellent source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which have very strong anti-aging properties. These antioxidants can protect the body and skin cells against free radicals. Free radicals in the skin cause premature aging that the properties of zucchini can prevent, and also these antioxidants make the skin clear. Zucchini also helps to hydrate the skin.
Do not overdo the consumption of zucchini
Zucchini has many properties, but like other fruits it can be harmful to humans. Zucchini causes allergies in some people. It can also cause neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s. But note that this only happens if you consume too much zucchini.
Who can’t eat zucchini
For people who have a cold temper or live in cold areas, consuming zucchini can be harmful because it causes bloating and stomach pain. But if these people want to eat zucchini, they must use hot spices such as mustard, garlic, mint and pepper.
Cooking with zucchini
Zucchini is the raw material of many foods, desserts and salads. People all over the world use it in their food because they know about the properties of zucchini. Iranians also use zucchini as a main ingredient in some of their dishes.
3 important points in buying and maintaining zucchini
1- Normal size of pumpkin should be less than 8 inches, do not buy bigger pumpkins.
2- Zucchini must be stored in the refrigerator and cannot be used for more than 5 days.
3- For storage longer than zucchini, it is better to wash it and keep it in the freezer.
Export Trends of Top 10 Exporters of Zucchini
This is the export trends of the top 10 exporters of Zucchini from 2013 to 2020.
- United States
- New Zealand
- South Africa
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