Zucchini a fruit or a vegetable?
It is a fruit but is treated as a vegetable in regard to its preperation.
People get mistaken if zucchini is a vegetable, that is a common error. The truth is that zucchini a fruit because the fruit contains seeds in it. It is like other fruits and vegetables that are most common to be mistaken for. For example pumpkin,tomato,cucumber,strawberries,pineapple and figs. Some fruits are used as vegetables in cooking like cucumber but some are just used as fruits. A fruit, in botonical sense consists of the ripened ovaries of…
Biologically, both pumpkin and zucchini are fruits. In a culinary sense, the zucchini is usually served as a vegetable course (in salty or savory dishes, salads, or as an accompaniment to meet), while the pumpkin is usually served in deserts (such as pumpkin pie), however pumpkin is also sometimes used as a vegetable in cooking (such as in soup).
A courgette is a small summer squash. From the plant-science point of view it is a fruit - it develops from a flower and contains the seeds for the next generation of the plant. From the mealtime point of view, though, it is a vegetable - it is not sweet, and we eat it with the main course, not as a dessert. It is a fruit, but for culinary purposes it is a vegetable zucchini!
Zucchini is a small summer squash. Along with some other squashes, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo. The zucchini can be yellow, green or light green, and generally has a similar shape to a ridged cucumber, though a few cultivars are available that produce round or bottle-shaped fruit. In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, however…
You can blend the zucchini peel and all for bread, but on an older zucchini the peel can add some unwanted bitterness. And if the peel is used, the vegetable should be first washed in warm, soapy water to remove any wax or other substances. For peeling, a fruit/vegetable peeler works just fine if you press a little hard to get a deep enough cut to remove all of the rind.