Squash is a type of pumpkin. The plant does not give climbing
lashes and has oblong fruits of various shades of green
colors. Ripe zucchini pale yellow with dense flesh and tough
This is a useful and low-calorie product. The energy value
zucchini is only 27 kcal per 100 g. The flesh is easy
digested, rich in vitamins, minerals, water.
Zucchini is recommended as a first complementary food for babies.
Housewives have a logical question – how to clean the zucchini and
is it worth doing?
How to clean the zucchini. When it needs to be done in mandatory
Experienced chefs and simply experienced housewives recommend
peel the vegetable in the following cases:
1. Buying a young vegetable out of season.
Zucchini season begins in late May – in the southern regions of Ukraine
and Russia and lasts until the end of September. In the northern latitudes first
fruits come later. But if you live in St. Petersburg,
then in September you have every chance to get a seasonal
In the period from October to May at our latitudes the zucchini is not
grows. Это импортный product. To preserve freshness and
other consumer qualities fruit process
specialized reagents. They are badly washed away, therefore
Peel the zucchini before cooking.
2. Zucchini fully matured.
In this case, the skin of the fetus becomes thick. Duration
The heat treatment of the vegetable is increased. If the peel is not cut off, then
the pulp is quickly cooked, and the skin of the fruit will remain hard.
3. Preparation of vegetables for squash caviar.
As a rule, ripe vegetables are used for this dish. Everything
components are roasted and minced. Skin
the zucchini can stay quite tough and will be felt in
the structure of the dish.
If caviar is prepared for future use, like home-made, then the remnants
the rind will ferment in the jar and the roe will be unsuitable for
4. If the squash pereopylilsya with pumpkin.
In this case, even on young immature fruits there will be a hard,
hard skin. The quality of the pulp will not suffer, but will have to be cleaned.
5. The personal desire of the hostess.
When not to peel a vegetable? If you purchased a gentle
young squash grown at home without use
chemicals, it is not necessary to clean it. When frying the pulp is fast
get ready and the pieces will lose their shape.
How to clean the zucchini different degrees of maturity. Methods, devices
The method of cleaning zucchini depends on the degree of ripeness of the vegetable.
The immature fruit is pale green and with a thin skin. Length of such
squash no more than 25 cm. Seeds are in its infancy
Ripe vegetable – from pale yellow to deep dark green
colors. The skin is dense, tough. Soft flesh with formed
To clean a young vegetable
• cutting board;
• vegetable peeler in the form of a slingshot or letter Y.
We start to clean:
1. Wash the zucchini. Do not cut the remnants of the stem. It is convenient for him
keep the vegetable while cleaning.
2. Hold the zucchini by the stem on weight.
3. Move away from you to begin to clean the fruit.
4. After removing the skin over the entire length of the vegetable, place it on
chopping board. Knife cut the “ass” zucchini.
5. Start cooking culinary masterpiece.
Mature zucchini clean problematic. His skin is thick and
thick. Mature zucchini must be cooked. They are fried
soar, boil soups and jam, stuffed with meat and vegetables.
For the processing of mature vegetables you
• cutting board;
• a knife with a blade of medium length;
• knife for chopping meat – not necessary, but if the skin is very
sturdy can come in handy.
We start to clean:
1. Wash the zucchini.
2. To cut off the end and the stem.
3. Using a knife, cut the vegetable into rings of the desired height. For
stuffing is 5-6 cm, for caviar, jam or puree enough 1
see. If the skin is too tight, then use a hatchet to
4. Put the ring cut down – it will give the necessary
sustainability. Hold the knife perpendicular to the zucchini skin. Cut away
peel knife top down. The width of the cut piece of skin – not
more than 1 cm. You have to grab a little flesh.
5. Spoon remove zucchini seeds.
6. Cut, boil, stuff – how will your cooking
Exotic way of cleaning zucchini from
• freeze the vegetable;
• allow to thaw slightly;
• the top layer will move away when defrosting with sandpaper.
Zucchini is a grateful vegetable and is friendly with most seasonings and
spice. To clean or not to clean the green fruit to decide each hostess
independently depending on the ripeness of the vegetable, the recipe of the dish,
desires and moods