Summertime just got more delicious!
Now available for a limited time and exclusively at Zeus Street Greek venues – our new Zucchini Fritters. Served with a fresh, seasoned yoghurt dip, these tasty treats are crispy on the outside and full of creamy zucchini and feta on the inside. In Greece a traditional name for zucchini fritters is kolokithokeftedes.
The zucchini is a surprisingly interesting summer squash. Here are 10 fun facts about these herbaceous vining plants!
- Botanically speaking the zucchini is actually a fruit closely related to the melon.
- In many parts of Europe the zucchini is called a courgette or baby marrow
- Zucchini contain more potassium than bananas though bananas are generally more famous for their high potassium content.
- The Zucchini is the only fruit in the English language that starts with a Z.
- With the Zucchini bigger does not equal better. The most delicious Zucchini are small to medium size.
- The flower of the Zucchini plant is also edible
- The word zucchini came from the Italian word “zucca” meaning squash.
- If you’re looking for the most nutrient rich Zucchini, pick the ones with the darkest green skins.
- One standard size zucchini contains just 25 calories
- The world’s largest zucchini on record was 69 1/2 inches long, and weighed 65 lbs. The green fingered gardener that grew this monstrous fruit was Bernard Lavery of Plymouth Devon, UK.
We’re excited to share this new, limited time dish with our fantastical customers (that’s you!) and would love to hear your feedback!
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