- August 31st, 2013
Though it is treated like a vegetable, zucchini is actually the fruit of the zucchini flower. Ripe in late summer, zucchinis are notoriously prolific. When shopping for them, look for smaller, younger zucchini, typically less than eight inches long. (Zucchini can grow to three feet, but they become fibrous at that size.) They should be firm and heavy with bright, glossy skins.
- February 1st, 2011Unfeatured
3 eggs well beaten
1 1/3 cups Xagave
2 cups raw, grated, and peeled zucchini
3 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine eggs, oil, Xagave, zucchini, vanilla and mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in chopped nuts, if using. Bake in two 5 x 9 x 4-inch bread loaf pans (greased and floured). Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
// Recipe from Xagave’s Delicious Meets Nutritious cookbook.
- June 1st, 2008
New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that cooking some veggies boosts nutrient levels. The study, which compared broccoli, carrots, and zucchini, found that boiling, steaming, and even frying actually increases the levels of certain groups of antioxidants.By Scott Boulbol