The zucchini is a summer squash, a vining herbaceous plant whose fruit is harvested when their immature seeds and epicarp (rind) are still soft and edible.
Ordinary zucchini fruit is any shade of green, though the golden zucchini is a deep yellow or orange. The zucchini’s fruit is a pepo, a berry with a hardened epicarp in botany. It is a vegetable, usually cooked and eaten as a savory dish or accompaniment in cooking.
Zucchini can be prepared using various cooking techniques, including steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, or incorporated in other recipes such as soufflés.
Zucchini can also be baked into zucchini bread, like banana bread, or incorporated into a cake mix to make zucchini cake, like carrot cake. Its flowers can be eaten stuffed and are a delicacy when deep fat fried
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