Zucchini are vegetables that are especially popular in summer. Often, culture gives such a big harvest that gardeners do not know what to do with it. Zucchini seems like the same fruit, just the name is different, no more. In fact, everything is not quite so, and in this matter it is interesting to understand.
Yes, the one who calls Zuciini Zabachki will not be mistaken. But at the same time not any zucchini is Zucchini. Because zucchini – a kind of zucchini, brought into our edges from Italy. To speak very simplistic, then Zucchini is a greenoplode zucchini. Italians themselves call him “Dzukina”, that is, “Tyknka”. And this fetus belongs to the family of pumpkin, like, for example, patissons, pumpkins, melons, watermelons and the same cucumbers. Still amazing what Zucchini can be called a berry, although it is still familiar to consider it to vegetables.
And zucchini, and zucchini (to be easier to compare, it is worth identifying them as different cultures) grow in a bush form. But Zucchini differs from its fellow more compact bud (about 70-100 cm in height) and relatively low branching. It is such long loops, like a zucchini, does not scatter, that is, it is more profitable to care for Zucchini: it’s easier and more convenient.
What is still different zucchini:
- his leaves will be larger, not less than 25 cm in diameter, and they often have a drawing, divorce and silver strips;
- The leaves have plants Spinic chick, But the non-community leaves are also found;
- by the way, Silver pattern On the leaves of the plant, inexperienced gardens can take for the disease, and this, of course, is not so;
- at Zucchini Little leafles, They constitute a rarefied bush on long stiffs, which makes pollination more accessible to bees;
- The plant may not only be oblong, BUT FLOWN (the zucchini is almost always oblong);
- Vegetable never grows to impressive sizes, Unlike the zucchini (maximum plant length – 25 cm);
- By coloring Zucchini is black, dark green, yellow, blue, motley and even striped;
- seeds plants are very small, removing them before use of the fetus in food is not needed.
It turns out that those who will say that from the usual zucchini zucchini zucchini disorders with more compact sizes, a variety of forms and colors, as well as less demanding care.
Now it is worth considering how much the yield is the same culture. Simple mathematics: one bush zucchini will give from 5 to 9 fruits, and zucchini – up to 20. The latter large female flowers are located mainly in the top of the bush: men go beams, and women – one. And at Zucchini, and the zucchini flowers are separate, pollinate their insects. By the way, Zucchini and the zucchini surpassed in this: it forms more female flowers.
And this is a rapid plant that matures earlier. The fruits can be destroyed in a week after the formation of the barring (sometimes even earlier). Fruits on the garden appear in June, and they collect them twice a week, as soon as they grow up centimeters to 15. At this time, the peel in the plant is very tender, the fruit weighs 300 g, it was not delicious, it can be prepared with minimal heat treatment.
It turns out that Zucchini and in this regard surpassed the zucchini. It is better fruits, quickly spill, and young early zucchini are very tasty. But the appearance and difference in the yield of the plant are also not limited.
Comparison of other characteristics
There are at least 4 indicators for which it makes sense to compare related plants to understand what is better.
Zucchini is a dietary product that can be calmly prescribed to children, as well as to those people that have problems with the digestive tract. He is a little calorie: on 100 g there are only 16 calories. Tsukini composition:
- it does not have saturated fats, but many fiber;
- enough in a plant and vitamin C, beautiful natural antioxidant;
- Lutein, Zeaxanthin: These well-known vitamin sources are also in good quantities in a vegetable;
- One of the main chemical elements of Zucchini is a manganese (this element provides the protection of the body from free radicals);
- Potassium as part of Zucchini is a concern for the health of the heart muscle, about arterial pressure;
- Much in zucchini of iron, zinc, phosphorus, folic acid, as well as group vitamins B, K, E, and.
If we talk about the benefits of the plant for the human body, it is essential. The same folic acid is necessary for the body as prevention of strokes and cardiopathologies. Magnesium, which also has a lot of plants, fights tachycardia and arrhythmia. Still in zucchini a lot of pectin, and this is polysaccharide, very useful for the heart and vessels, to reduce cholesterol in vessels.
Many studies have proved that To establish operation of the digestive system Zucchini, also suits: it warns inflammatory processes in the intestine. Known zucchini and as a product, useful people with gout in history. In this case, an excess of uric acid appears in the body, why the joints are very sick. So, in the Italian variety of zucchini contains anti-inflammatory carotenoids, useful fatty acids. The vegetable simply reduces the overall acidity in the body, and in case of illness in a sharp period, it significantly helps to facilitate the state.
Since the product is dietary, low-calorie, then those who are watching weight and do not mind to lose extra, be sure to enter into the diet of Zucchini. The product is used in different kinds, reveals in salads (warm and cold), in soups, in smoothie and not only.
Zucchini is also not far behind his fellow, the calorie content is insignificant. It has a lot of vitamins of the group B, PP, a lot of vitamin C. But still a little less than in Zucchini. Folic acid is in Zucchka, and here it contains pantothenic acid. Enough in zucchop and valuable for work of the heart muscle potassium. In young zucchini 2-2.5% of sugars, as it matures this percentage will increase. Over time, grows in the fruits and carotene indicator. Interestingly, it is more in zucchini than in carrots, but the carrot is undeservedly headed in the people the rating of plants rich in this element.
And in the seeds of the zucchini there are the most useful acids of Omega-3, there are several times more of them than in the same eggplants, for example. Coarse nutritional fibers in vegetables (as well as, however, in Zucchini), and therefore they are also considered a universal dietary product. For the treatment of renal diseases, the zucchini is very good (as part of the healing diet). Prescribe it and people recently undergoing operation. Still vegetable is the prevention of atherosclerosis. It is advised to eat after passing the course of antibiotics.
In short, It is according to the composition of zucchini and a zucchini in many ways are similar and almost equal. It is a pity that such inexpensive and healthy fruits will not have so often meet in the menu, but they are well stored, they can be eaten in different ways, marine. And in the summer they can help out every day when you want something tasty and nutritious.
The pulp of the zucchini white, tender, can have a weak greenish tint, very crispy and juicy. Her taste is softer and delicate than that of zucchini. Fruits, which are 5 days, are considered the most delicious: they have so thin skin that zucchini can not be cleaned, right and adding into light salads. Vegetables prepare gentle pancakes, smoothies and cocktails, stew, soups. They are good and as an integral part of the dishes, and as the main ingredient. Soft taste allows you to put them in salads with slices, cut into chips and any other options, because the structure of the young zucchini is pleasant, does not cause irritation.
The taste of the zucchini is a little rougher, but young vegetables are also very good. The taste of vegetable in the form of pan is especially clearly revealed: they are preparing quickly, it turns out soft, sweetish, refreshing. And if adding to the dough for forsius not only grated zucchini, but also curd cheese, as well as mint, then it will be a wonderful hot dish, while the nutritious and refreshing. Zucchini is good as part of stegu, especially the light summer subspecies, where tomato sauce is almost not added, and the products are simply moved in natural broth. In a word, to taste to distinguish zucchini from the zucchini easily, comparing two young vegetables: the taste of zucchini will be more delicate. From this point of view, the product is more profitable: it is not so much like an amateur like a zucchini. Although all this is subjective, you just need to pick up good recipes.
Zucchini grows compactly, and hence it simplifies the very fact of care for it, but it is a demanding culture. He is capricious in that he is warm, and in the threat of return freezers, the entire harvest may die. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare a film or any other shelter in case of cold. Grow zucchini more often with a seaside way, plant it at the end of May or early June. The plant can be called dustless, to the level of soil acidity it is also demanding. It requires a plot with good natural lighting. Kestics themselves are compact, easy to care. It is necessary to water them in a timely manner, abundantly, spending on a bush of 10 liters of water.
Fertilize zucchini bird litter, cow. Does not like the plant of overvoltage, overproing. And although it matches the culture early, it is distinguished by good fantasticity than exactly you need to use. Some varieties are calmly lying until winter seeds of zucchini can be grown by straight sowing in the ground, and can be seeded. The second way is somewhat easier and more profitable. When the sowing is planned, you also need to calculate the return options for freezers. Zucchini is warm and light, he, like Zucchini, loves to grow on the sunny side.
Both types are growing well on the sandy and drum soils. That is, in growing their more similarities than differences.
Easiest to freeze zucchini. So it can be stored for a long time, without fear of the preservation of fruits. Let’s see how to freeze the plant correctly:
- wash the fruit, separate the frozen;
- dry vegetables, cut (for slices, such as cubes);
- decompose pieces of zucchini on any clean and smooth surface so that they do not touch each other;
- send to the freezer at 3 hours;
- After the first cucklings in the freezer, hard pieces are folded into the package (it is possible to container) and sent to the freezer for a long time.
Not every product will be stored. If Zucchini lay for a long time on earth, he could be injured, pests could attack him. Therefore, the land is molded to protect the gentle fetus from damage. Frosted zucchini also do not store, they are not focused. Even small scratches on the fruits must be eliminated. Zucchini are more often stored in the basement. The temperature there should be no higher than +10, but not lower than 0. Optimal storage humidity – 70%. On the floor of the room where the zucchini will be stored, make a layer of burlap or dry straw. Zucchini must lay out in one row. Between vegetables can be laid sheets of dense cardboard so that the fruits do not touch each other.
And still zucchini can be placed in the grid and hang out that it will not allow dents and lay down on the fruits. Only in the grid should not be more than two vegetables. Home It is more convenient to store fruit on a warmed balcony. If they are a bit, it is better to complete the fruit in paper, a layer of burlap, and then hide something to protect against ultraviolet. All secrets: both plants are good and taste, and in composition, plus it is not so difficult to organize their cultivation and storage.