Zucchini is a fruit – yes, a fruit. It is also called “summer squash.” Lady Moon Farms offers both green and yellow varieties. Zucchini requires plentiful bees for pollination. If you grow zucchini at home, you may need to hand pollinate it if a male and female flower are not open at the same time. Unpollinated fruits wither and die.
Lady Moon Farms zucchini have smooth firm skin with a shiny appearance and silky texture. Choose zucchini that are free of wrinkles and pitted areas.
Store in a plastic container instead of a zipper bag for several days. Placing a damp paper towel in the container can aid in keeping the zucchini fresh.
Wash the zucchini gently under cool water remove the spiny stalk where it meets the smooth part of the fruit. Prepare with skin intact for maximum nutrition.
Zucchini is low in calories and is good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.