|Source area||Nolan Countryside – Italy|
|Nutritional Intake||A vegetable with a good presence of potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese. The fresh vegetable is rich in vitamin A, B (B1,B2,B3,B5 and B6) and C. Among the antioxidants, we have lutein and zeaxanthine.|
|Period of transformation||From the first week of June to the first week of September|
|Trivia||For those who love the garden at home: every zucchini plant (or pumpkin plant) produces both female and male flowers. They are both safe to eat, but completely different.|
Female flower: stuck to its ovary (zucchini or pumpkin), with an enlarged free-pollen pistil.
Male flower: stuck to its stem, with its warp covered with pollen.
In other words, zucchini flowers are obtained from male flowers, while the simple zucchini are obtained from female flowers.