Organic Zucchini - Australian

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Australian Certified Organic Zucchini - Approx weight - 500g in brown paper bag

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3-5 per 580gm. Contain vitamins A and C, potassium and calcium. Can be eaten raw (try ribboned with a potato peeler or grated in salad with lime juice and black pepper) or cooked. A very versatile vegetable.

Farmer: Bauer's Organic Farm, Lockyer Valley

Fresh each week from the Bauer family farm, located near Lockyer in Queensland Australia. Rob and Trude have been organic industry leaders in Australia for many years. Their farm has used biodynamic organic farming methods for generations, naturally sustainable.

Farmers: Rob and Trude Bauer

Australian Certified Organic. Certificate No.: 12063

For more information on the farm and the family please visit: 

www.bauersorganic.com

Storage: Zucchini another easy one, just give them a wash and chuck them into the fridge in a loose brown paper bag, or one with air holes. They should retain their refreshing quality for about a week before they go limp. Sadly, a zucchini that's been cut into probably won't last much more than a day, as the exposed flesh will draw all the moisture out of your lovely green.

Ironically, you'll want to slice a zucchini before freezing. Blanch it for 3 minutes to deactivate its ripening enzymes, as for broccoli, dry on paper towels and store in a solid, airtight container to prevent freezer burn. Should last up to a year.

Some very delicous zucchini recipes: (includes baked parmesan zucchini recipe - yummo!)

www. damndelicious.net/2015/07/04/10-easy-and-healthy-zucchini-recipes/

Zucchini in Australian English, or courgette in New Zealand and British English is a small summer squash. Its scientific name is "Cucurbita Pepo".

The zucchini can either be yellow, green or light green, and generally has a similar shape to a ridged cucumber. On a culinary level zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment.

Zucchini Nutrition Info

Along with other dark green vegetables, the zucchini is a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.  Both of these important vitamins are important for growth and development of the immune system. They also act as antioxidants making them an excellent food for combating free radicals.  The zucchini is also a good source of potassium and phosphorus. 

Selection and Store Zucchini

When choosing zucchini, always look out for those that are firm and heavy for their size.  They should be bright in colour, free of blemishes, bruises and scratches. Fresh zucchini can be stored in the crisper section of the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to one week.