The courgette - Cucurbita Pepo – belongs to the cucumber family. Courgettes are cultivated in greenhouses as well as via open field production. A single plant can produce up to 30 courgettes. These can be yellow or green. Since the plant cannot tolerate frost, it is hardly produced in winter.
The courgette fleur is regarded as a delicacy in Greece and Italy. There, the fruit is eaten while it is very small and still flowering. Courgettes contain about 6 kcals, 0,6 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates and 0,1 gram fat per 100 grams. In addition to vitamins A, B and C, courgettes also contain sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Ideal storage temperature:
Between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius.