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Name:

Marrow

Variety:

Summer Squash

Family

Fruit

Availability:

Summer months

Character:

Marrows have a coarser texture and lesser flavour than courgettes. Unlike courgettes, you do need to peel marrows and remove the seeds. Marrows may be steamed, baked, boiled or fried.

Use:

Often use stuffed with sausage meat or similar stuffing and baked

Quality Points:

Choose summer squash that have glossy blemish-free skins. Avoid any that show signs of softening or withering

Storage:

Refrigerate in plastic bags. Use promptly.

Preparation:

Often used hollowed out remove seeds an middle pulp leaving flesh

Cooking Method:

Baked, Boiled, steamed, stir fried, fried

History:

 

Nutrition:

An excellent source of vitamin C and also supply folate, potassium and some fibre and small amounts of other vitamins and minerals

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