Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica
The pumpkin has high nutritional value and contains vitamin A, indispensable in sight. Preserves the health of the skin and mucous membranes, avoiding infections, and even helps the growth. It has niacin, the vitamin B complex, in which it avoids skin, digestive, nervous system and rheumatism problems. It contains mineral salts such as calcium and phosphorus, fundamental in the formation of bones and teeth, muscles, blood clotting and transmission of nerve impulses.
|Amount per 100 grams||%DV|
|Energetic Value||19 Kcal = 80 kJ||1%|
|Vitamin C||6,9 mg||14%|
| It does not contain significant amounts of total fats, saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.|
| (*)% Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000kcal or 8400 kJ diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.|
- Unlike other pumpkins, zucchini is longer in shape, different in taste from other types and is softer. She's great at stir frying and even grilling.
- The fruits are very sensitive and they hurt easily, rotting quickly in the injured parts. For this, choose them carefully, without squeezing them or damaging them with your nails.