Courgettes: composition, useful and medicinal properties

Courgettes: composition, useful and medicinal properties
 Courgettes - a plant family Cucurbitaceae. Imported to Europe from the New World, it is almost two centuries cultivated exclusively for decorative purposes, but since the eighteenth century, it became one of the most popular among gardeners in many countries.

Firstly, because of its palatability and high yields. Dish of zucchini can serve as decoration for any table - and everyday and festive.

Second, because it is a very useful plant. Courgettes (especially the young) are rich in B vitamins, trace elements - especially potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium. Furthermore, in many pulp pectins marrows, carotene, ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

Thirdly, zucchini - one of the most low-calorie foods. In 100 grams of zucchini contains only about 20 calories, making them perfect for diet food. In addition, more importantly, they are very easily absorbed by the body, well-kept, almost without losing their beneficial qualities.

Courgettes are used not only in a purely culinary, but also for medicinal purposes. Due to its composition, they contribute to the rapid excretion of the "extra" fluid and salt. Dish of zucchini dietitians recommend included in the diet in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, liver. Excretion of salt is beneficial to the human joints, contribute to the treatment of arthritis. And the ability to squash excrete excess fluid makes it an indispensable tool in renal impairment. Courgettes are also perfect for the normalization of the intestine and its purification. They are used in medical and cosmetic purposes: Mashed their pulp is used as anti-cellulite agents, whitening and skin rejuvenation ... As you can see, a little plant can "boast" such a set of useful features!

It must be remembered that the most useful are relatively small, are not mature, zucchini length between 20 - 25 inches. In order to maximally preserve their healing properties, heat treatment zucchini should be minimized.

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