Courgettes (or Zucchini) are prolific in the UK from June to September. They have a high water content, significant levels of Vitamin C and potassium and are a good source of soluble fibre (which reduces risk of constipation and promotes a healthy bowel).
They are a member of the cucurbit family, and are related to watermelons, gherkins and cucumbers.
Their pretty edible flowers are delicious stuffed with goats cheese, herbs and tomato and deep fried.
Our favourite family friendly courgette recipes: