Zucchini: A Superfood That’s Delicious In Its Own Right
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Although it comes in last on the alphabetical list, zucchini is a superfood that you should put first on your grocery list. Despite being equally excellent on its own, this summer squash has gained popularity since it was first brought to North America from Italy in the 1920s. Although it thrives in temperate regions, Zucchini is grown all year round in different parts of the world, with regional seasonality variables. Zucchini is referred to as "courgette" outside of the US. 

Technically speaking, zucchini is a fruit. However, it's frequently used in more savoury dishes and treated like a vegetable. Zucchini has many possible health advantages in addition to its deliciousness, availability, and culinary diversity. Because of its high antioxidant and vitamin content, zucchini provides a number of health advantages. Among these advantages are lower blood sugar levels, better heart and eye health, faster weight loss, better bone health, less inflammation, and better digestion. 

In addition to being a high source of potassium and magnesium, zucchini is a good source of manganese and vitamin C. In addition to its advantages for the immune system, vitamin C is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation in the body. Magnesium and potassium are electrolytes that support hydration, blood pressure control, and heart health. Low-calorie foods like zucchini can aid in weight loss when incorporated into a balanced diet. But this squash's advantages go beyond weight loss. Zucchini can defend against a number of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, specific types of cancer, and age-related cognitive decline thanks to its high antioxidant content. 

Garlic Butter Zucchini Stir Fry 

Stir-fried Zucchini is a quick, simple, and wholesome side dish. It is also delicious. It only takes a few minutes to cook this variation of zucchini in butter and garlic before it's ready to eat. Here is the recipe for stir fry zucchini with garlic and butter.  


1 ¼ (450 g) chopped zucchini (2 medium) 

1 tbsp butter  

1 tbsp (3 cloves) minced garlic  

1 spring onion, thinly sliced 

1 to 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar, optional 

1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan optional 

Salt and fresh ground black pepper 


You can choose how to cut the zucchini. The zucchini can be chopped into bite-sized pieces, sliced into rounds, or cut into half moons. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the zucchini and garlic, and simmer, stirring regularly, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft and browned in patches. After removing the pan from the heat, whisk in the cheese, spring onions, and a squeeze of lemon juice (if using). Add a pinch of salt and black pepper after tasting. Serve right away.