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** Zucchini **

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This article is about the fruit. For other uses, see Zucchini
(disambiguation).

Zucchini or courgette
CSA-Striped-Zucchini.jpg
Zucchini-Whole.jpgA striped and a regular zucchini
Species /Cucurbita pepo/
Origin Italy, 15th century (?)

*Zucchini* (/zuːˈkiːniː/) or *courgette*
(/kʊərˈʒɛt/) is a summer squash which can reach nearly a
meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less.

Along with certain other squashes and pumpkins, it belongs to the species
/Cucurbita pepo/. Zucchini can be dark or light green. A related hybrid,
the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color.^[1]

In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually
cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically,
zucchini are fruit, a type of botanical berry, being the swollen ovary of
the zucchini flower. Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the
Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called "zucchini" were
developed in Italy, many generations after their introduction from the
Americas.

*Contents*

· 1 Name
· 2 Flower
· 3 History and etymology
· 4 Culinary uses

· 4.1 Stuffed zucchini

· 5 Nutrition
· 6 Cultivation
· 7 Records
· 8 References
· 9 External links

*Name[edit]*

Full-grown zucchini on plant
Golden zucchinis produced in the Netherlands for sale in a supermarket in
Montpellier, France in April 2013

In North America, Australia and Germany, the plant is commonly called a
/zucchini/ (Listen^i/zuːˈkiːni/; plural: zucchini or zucchinis),
from Italian: /zucchina/^[2][tsukˈkiːna], plural: /zucchine/. In
Scandinavia, however, the name /squash/ is more commonly used than
/zucchini/.

The name /courgette/ (French pronunciation: â€‹[kuʁ.ʒɛt]) is a
French loan word and is commonly used in countries including the United
Kingdom, Ireland


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchini

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