A thousand ways to cook this tasty vegetable
Round zucchini is like a trompe l’oeil: they look like a pumpkin but taste like zucchini. Did you know that zucchini is one of the most eaten vegetables in Spain? At Agroponiente we grow it all year round so you can find it in supermarkets and greengrocers, and eat it in many ways.
A great thing about zucchini is it’s a very versatile vegetable; it goes with multiple flavours. For example, round zucchini are great for stuffing. These can also be used to make purees, or they can be grilled, fried or battered.
Round zucchini are rich in vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that helps prevent colds and protects against oxidative stress. In addition, it helps regulate the digestive system and improve constipation problems. This vitamin is good for poor digestion because it contains mucilaginous fibre, which helps heal the gut’s lining. It also helps regulate intestinal transit and prevent constipation problems due to its slight laxative effect. So, how are you going to cook it today?
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Why does the cucumber take care of you inside and out?
Cucumber is a vegetable with a high nutritional content. The benefits it brings are very diverse, but above all, if you are looking to lose weight, it will be your great ally. This is due to the control it exerts on the peaks of insulin in the blood, due to beta-sitosterol that has an anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic action, causing carbohydrates to be managed correctly.
In terms of nutrients, cucumber stands out for its high potassium content. It contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses and normal muscle activity. We also highlight phosphorus and magnesium so it will be beneficial for the formation of teeth, bones and improving the functioning of the intestine.
Another of the great benefits of cucumber is its use to refresh and tone the skin and maintain a healthy scalp. To obtain these benefits we have many consumer options such as salads, smoothies and even facial masks. Now that you know all its benefits, if this vegetable was not part of your diet, there is no excuse to include it.