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Also Known As : Zucchini, Baby marrow
Technical Name : Cucurbita pepo


Taste Profile

It has subtle taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Courgette can be grilled, stuffed, baked, boiled, steamed, fried and barbecued.
  2. It can be eaten raw and sliced in salads. It can also be used to make breads.


Courgette is a summer squash that resembles a cucumber. It has thin skin and buttery white flesh. It is available in yellow, light green and green colour. It has its origin in America.

Health benefits

  • Courgette helps in weight loss as it has high water content and fibre.(1)
  • It is a great source of manganese which protects the cardiovascular system.(1)
  • It contains magnesium, potassium, folate, copper and phosphorus which help in boosting health.(1)
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties which can treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for courgette that has flowers attached to it. It should be sleek, firm and smooth .


Courgette contains oxalates which may cause kidney stones. Over consumption of courgette may cause indigestion, skin rashes, stomach upset issues and neuro problems.(2)

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