Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daily Health Gyan: Zucchini is your humble Tori?

Zucchini is called Tori or Turaii? Anybody knows? Any case, brought up the topic because I bought a kg of that (with price hike go for the unglamorous watery vegetables:) Down south we had only bottle gourd (dudhi) which was liberally used in sambhars (also the poor man's vegetable, which onion was, once upon a great time when inflation was still not so bad). It is a low-cal stuff. And told my cook (recently acquired one, hip hip hurray!) to make a dry veg dish out of it. She removed all the skin, and though it tasted great apparently that is not the way to have it. The right way to way is the Thai way, with the skin on, where all the nutrition action is -- darker skin, more beta carotene. Otherwise, Vitamin A, manganese, folate, potassium, and lots of vitamin C, plus trace minerals. Mmm, next time, will eat skin...

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