How simple it was before: boiled potatoes, fried potatoes, stewed zucchini... And today, dishes from vegetables with difficult to remember names appear on our table. Some do not take root in the diet, and some firmly occupy an honorable place among their favorite dishes. And if earlier there were no alternatives to zucchini dishes, today many people prefer to use zucchini - an Italian type of zucchini. We will now consider the difference between it and our native marrow.
Both zucchini and squash are pumpkin varieties. But the plus of these vegetables is that the pumpkin has a rather long ripening process, and zucchini and zucchini can be eaten in the form of ovaries.
Zucchini has a bush shape, often spreads along the ground, has many branches. Zucchini also grows as a bush, but more flavorful, without branches. If the zucchini can grow to gigantic sizes, then the zucchini is much smaller than its counterpart. The fruits of both vegetables have an oblong shape, but the fruit of the zucchini is more often white or yellow, and the zucchini is more often of a dark green color with a pattern. The flesh of the zucchini is more tender, soft.
Many people choose zucchini as a very unpretentious vegetable. Although he needs some care. Zucchini loves neutral soil, and grows worst on clay and acidic soil. This vegetable loves the sun, so choose an open, well-lit place for planting. Zucchini do not need abundant watering, once or twice a week is enough, and when the zucchini begins to bear fruit, you can increase watering up to three or four times. The plus of zucchini is that they do not need to be weeded, zucchini bushes grow in such a way that it is very difficult for weeds to survive in their shade.
Zucchini loves heat and does not tolerate frost. The flowers of the zucchina are larger and are located at a considerable distance from each other, which makes them easier to pollinate. Zucchini almost do not branch, their leaves are larger, sometimes have a pattern, like the fruit. For good growth of zucchini, a temperature of 22-25 ° C is required. In addition, zucchini, unlike zucchini, are very fond of moist soil, abundant watering, and moist air. This plant needs a lot of water during flowering and ripening of the fruit. These vegetables do not grow well in one place for several years, it is advisable to transplant them.
Cooking and beneficial properties
What conquers zucchini is that it can be eaten in any, even raw form. The delicate skin of the zucchini is also used for food, but the skin of the zucchini is rougher, it must be cut off. Zucchini is best stewed or fried, and zucchini is good even with minimal heat treatment.
Lovers of dieting know perfectly well that zucchini is low in calories. Only 27 kcal.
Zucchini is rich in vitamin C and carotene, as well as a lot of potassium and folic acid. In case of liver diseases, it is recommended to eat zucchini, as it removes harmful substances from the body and promotes the separation of bile.
Like zucchini, zucchini is highly digestible. There is more carotene in zucchini than in carrots, and more vitamin C than in pumpkin. When dieting, it is simply irreplaceable, since besides the low calorie level, zucchini also does not need to be cooked. Zucchini has only 16 kcal.
- External differences: zucchini is a type of zucchini, but smaller, zucchini leaves and flowers are larger, zucchini branches, and zucchini grows as a bush, fruit color is in zucchini white or yellow, in zucchini it is often dark green.
- Zucchini is more thermophilic and hygrophilous, zucchini more easily tolerates temperature fluctuations.
- Zucchini ripens faster than zucchini
- Zucchini can be eaten even raw, zucchini is better stewed or fried.
- Both vegetables are low in calories, but zucchini has fewer calories.