Product Description
The zucchini (or courgette) is a popularly cultivated summer squash which often grows
to nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less.
Zucchini can be dark or light green, and generally have a similar shape to a ridged
cucumber, although some round varieties are also available. 
In a culinary context, the zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is 
Unlike cucumber, zucchini is usually served cooked.
It can be prepared using a variety of cooking techniques, including steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, or incorporated in other recipes such as soufflés. It also can be
baked into a bread, zucchini bread or incorporated into a cake mix. Its flowers can be
eaten stuffed and are a delicacy when deep fried, as tempura.
The zucchini has a delicate flavor and requires little more than quick cooking
with butter or olive oil, with or without fresh herbs. The skin is left in place.
Quick cooking of barely wet zucchini in oil or butter allows the fruit to partially
boil and steam, with the juices concentrated in the final moments of frying when
the water has gone, prior to serving. Zucchini can also be eaten raw, sliced or
shredded in a cold salad, baked into a bread similar to banana bread, as well as
lightly cooked in hot salads, as in Thai or Vietnamese recipes. Mature (larger sized)
zucchini, while not often eaten by themselves, are well suited for cooking in breads.