Courgette

Calabación Verde Ok

Green courgette

 

Binomial name: Cucurbita pepo L. var. condesa

The plant has a principal stalk short and grooved, with petiolate and lobed leaves.

Origin: the most ancient samples of this vegetable are found in Mexico.

Medicinal values: it is indicated to cure the constipation, hemorrhoids, heart problems, insmonia, diabetes, etc.

Caloric value per 100 g: 31 kcal

Varieties: there are three, grouped by colour, with cylindrical form: green, yellow and white skin.

Curiosities: it is a variety of pumpkin that it is over 8.000 years old. It is one of the first cultivated plants by humans for food.