The might courgette is indeed that! The plants are huge and easy to grow, the courgettes themselves can grow to be quite huge too and very quickly and they are also packed full of lots of amazing goodness for us too.
Here at Project Roots things have gone a little courgette crazy lately. We didn’t expect every single one of our courgettes seeds to come up, but they did and now we have to get inventive with what to do with them. Luckily we like this sort of thing, however if you have any interesting vegan courgette recipes you wish to share with us we’d be very grateful.
We wanted to share with you some of the benefits of eating courgettes, so here they are…
Supports digestive health
Lowers blood sugars
Assists thyroid health
Supports the adrenals
Helps our heart
Immunity supportive (especially when suffering with a cold)
Supports eye health
Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Assists healthy weight management
Support prostate health
May have anti-caner properties too
Contains vitamin A, B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and potassium magnesium, copper, thiamine and manganese. Plus small amounts of iron, zinc, calcium and other B vitamins.
We love the mighty courgette, it’s so versatile! We often enjoy raw courgettee (spaghetti) and pesto for lunch, courgette and hemp hummus, courgette fermented kraut for an even healthier (pro-biotic version) or we put them in things like our vegan moussaka in the evenings. They have also been the base (with flax-seed) of many raw cracker or quiche too, check out Faith’s book Living A Life Less Toxic for those free-from recipes and more. Click on the highlighted words to see the recipes for these meals.
And, did you know that although we all consider courgette as a vegetable it’s another one of those fruits masquerading as a vegetable?
For more recipes check out Faith Canter (our founder)…
Living A Life Less Toxic book here