The courgette is a member of the gourd family. The "little pumpkins" can be grown in your garden without any problem, which has made them a popular favourite with hobby gardeners all over Europe.
The best harvest time for home-grown courgettes is between June and October. Vegetable shops with a good selection will also have courgettes on offer all year round.
When shopping for courgettes, look for a blemish-free skin and firmness of the flesh. These will point to good quality. Store your courgettes in the vegetable drawer of your fridge, and they will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Courgettes are becoming more and more popular in the kitchen because of their great versatility. Courgettes can be cooked, stir-fried, or grilled, taste lovely in soups, and round off main dishes as a tasty side offering.
Our Exquisa Creation garden vegetables contains courgettes for a well-rounded, fresh vegetable flavour, and they complement all other carefully selected vegetable ingredients extremely well in this cream cheese variety.