Also known as a courgette or a summer squash, zucchini is dark green in colour and is related to both squash and pumpkin.
Vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ZUCCHINI:
Zucchini's high water content helps to revitalise and hydrate your skin while manganese helps the body to develop strong bones and teeth. Vitamin A in zucchini also protects the skin by being present within the epidermal layer, acting to absorb the suns UV rays to help maintain healthy, bright skin. It also helps to prevent age spots, wrinkles and sagging from forming.
Usually served cooked, zucchini can be steamed, grilled, baked and fried. A quick cook is all it needs, drizzle with some oil or throw it into a stir fry.
Try cutting long and flat slices of zucchini. Quickly fry, bake or grill the strips with oil and roll up some mixed veg inside, creating sushi made from zucchini!
PRINT TO KEEP HANDY
PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the skin food image .
Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photo paper.
Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!
Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.