Did you know watermelon and zucchini have the same parents? Zucchini (also known as summer squash) is related to watermelon, cucumber, pumpkin, and several gourds as members of the Cucurbitaceae family. Further,
- Though one of the easiest garden vegetables to grow, zucchini is also one of the easiest vegetables to prepare in the kitchen.
- They are easy to slice because of their delicate skins, and their mild, sweet flavour makes them wonderfully adaptable.
- It's delicious, spiralized as a spaghetti substitute, dressed as a main vegetarian meal, or baked into bread or dessert.
Though most people think of zucchini as a vegetable (and one of our summer favourites), it's a fruit that starts as a beautiful bloom.