Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is an annual plant belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is characterized by a group of leaves growing from a main stem that is flexible and climbing. It is grown for its fruit and flowers (the delicious zucchini flowers - that are fried in batter). Zucchini has a cylindrical shape and is dark green and shiny in color. The plant's flowers are pollinated by bees.
Proprietà organolettiche e valori nutrizionali
The pulp and juice have diuretic and laxative properties. Low in calories and rich in water, it is one of the most indicated summer vegetables in low-calorie diets and helps against water retention. It is also rich in potassium and contains moderate amounts of vitamin C and A.
The zucchini is grown in open fields in spring and summer, and in the greenhouse during autumn and winter. Our cultivation is in single rows using biodegradable paciamatura and our crops are naturally impollinated by bees.