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What is a zucchini?
A zucchini is a type of summer squash that usually resembles a smooth, long, dark-green cylinder. Both the squash and the plant it grows on are called a zucchini.
Like other types of squash, zucchini grows in the ground from a vine-like plant that resembles a bush with thick leaves. Green zucchini look very similar to cucumbers, although zucchini may be yellow or have stripes.
Both zucchini and zucchinis can be used as the plural of zucchini.
In British English, this type of squash is called a courgette.
Example: My aunt owns a farm where she grows zucchini.
Where does zucchini come from?
The first records of zucchini come from around 1925. The word is an Americansim that comes from the plural of zucchino, the Italian name for the plant and fruit. Zucchini being used as both the singular and plural is in line with other Italian words we use for foods, such as spaghetti, ravioli, and linguini.
Zucchini is very good for you. It is very low in calories, has a lot of vitamins and minerals needed for good health, and is low in both fats and carbohydrates. Zucchini can be eaten raw or can be cooked. You can make vegetable noodles out of it (sometimes called zoodles) or grate it to put it into a quick bread.
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- zucchinis (plural noun)
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Zucchini can be eaten raw but is often used in stir-frys or to make zucchini bread.
I can eat zucchini every single day. 🤤
— Kat C. (@Katruns) January 20, 2021
I'm inspiring lunch envy at the office with a stir fry I made from eggplant, squash, zucchini and serrano peppers from my backyard.
— Sam Nelson🌻 (@samanthanelson1) August 7, 2015
So thankful for my new neighbors over at my new house who brought over theeeeeee best Zucchini bread I've ever had ! #favneighborsalready
— Parker Ehinger (@Big_Park79) February 21, 2017
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Zucchini is a type of squash.
How to use zucchini in a sentence
“I was a farmer on my own, but then my husband got involved, because babies,” says Grace Teresi, whom I met at a farmers’ market in downtown San Francisco, where I gratefully bought onions and spinach and zucchini and peaches.I Tried to Live Off Women-Owned Businesses. Turns Out, Men Still Run Everything|Alana Semuels|July 21, 2021|Time
Not to be confused with golden zucchini, these are a much paler yellow with skin that can range from smooth to bumpy and they generally have larger seeds than other varieties.
Like green zucchini, the golden variety also boasts a relatively straight shape, and each can be used in any recipe that calls for the other.
While the most common varieties of summer squash can be found year-round — we’re looking at you, green zucchini — the season for which they’re named brings a bounty of less familiar ones.
This hearty lentil salad with fresh ribbons of zucchini gets topped with a golden-brown slab of halloumi.6 recipes that use halloumi cheese in all its squeaky, salty glory|Kari Sonde|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
Spoon over the zucchini slices and roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden.
Carve the lamb; serve with the warm dressing and the following Potatoes Dauphinoise and Crispy Crumbed Zucchini.
Then add the zucchini, peppers, eggplant, and chilies and cook, stirring for a further 10 minutes.
Garnish each bowl with the beef, shiitakes, zucchini, egg, and some crumbled Kim.
Some people also get fancy with their ingredients and make latkes out of sweet potatoes, zucchini or carrots.
Zucchini are a kind of small squash for sale in groceries and markets of the Italian neighborhoods of our large cities.Practical Italian Recipes for American Kitchens|Julia Lovejoy Cuniberti