Cucurbita pepo

Zucchini is a green summer squash, phallic in shape.
A zuchinni can grow to three feet in length, but is usually harvested at about 8 to 10 inches as it becomes tougher and more bitter the bigger it gets.

Zucchini can be enjoyed sliced, raw in salads, steamed and sprinkled with herbs, stir fried, cooked into a soup or sauce or baked into bread. It is delicious breaded and deep fried. Zucchini tastes best if it is cut and salted an hour before use then rinsed just before cooking.

See also Squash

1 cup of zucchini contains:
28 calories, 7 g carbs (2.5 g fiber, 3.0 g sugars), 0g fat and 1.2 g protein.
Zucchini is rich in vitamin A, and is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.

Element(s): Earth Fire
Planet(s): Sun Jupiter
Zodiac Sign: - Scorpio
Season: Summer
Sabbat: Lughnassadh

Gender: Feminine

spirituality, protection, prosperity, sex, abundance

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