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The courgette is a member of the cucumber family. Sometimes called zucchini, courgettes are basically immature marrows. They are the best loved of all the squashes as they are so versatile. They can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried, sautéed, stewed, grilled, roasted, deep-fried and baked. They may vary in colour from very dark green through pale green to yellow. They are a source of Vitamin A and a source of Vitamin C and folic acid.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 40% of its calories come from protein
  • A source of potassium, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • A source of folate
  • A source of vitamin C, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Nutritional Information 
    Per 100g (raw)  
Calories   18kcal  
Protein   1.8g  
Carbohydrate   1.8g  
Fat   0.4g  
Fibre   0.9g (NSP)  

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