The courgette belongs to the same family as the pumpkin and although they have a series of similar characteristics, they have different nutritional properties, as well as their appearance. The black courgette has a cylindrical and elongated shape, dark green outside and always white inside.
Benefits of eating Black Courgette
Courgette is very rich in vitamins, antioxidant compounds and fiber, which play a fundamental role in health. Its content of lutein and zeaxanthin, two compounds that help fight against macular degeneration.
In addition, it is rich in B vitamins, such as vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which contributes to the development and repair of tissues in the body, as well as the formation of red blood cells; and vitamin B6, which influences the metabolism of proteins and fatty acids, as well as the synthesis of neurotransmitters. It is also a source of vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which contribute to the maintenance of bone health, among other benefits.
As for its minerals, courgettes are rich in phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, although they are better assimilated when cooked.