The flavor is similar to that of a cucurbit: mild flavor with a touch of herbal flavor and slightly sweet. It can be eaten raw or cooked (steamed, boiled, grilled or roasted) and used as an ingredient in salads, purees, sauces or soups. This fruit pairs very well with fish, vegetables (such as tomatoes or corn), aromatic herbs (such as oregano and basil) and with cheeses such as mozzarella and Parmesan. Aside from its fruit, the mini patty pan leaves and flowers are also edible and highly utilized in gastronomical circles.
One of the most surprising elements of the mini patty pan is its peculiar shape. The center is much wider than the ends and an undulating circumference are very reminiscent of a flying saucer, which accounts for the attention that it garners (Area 51, Nevada). This fruit is also used as decoration on ornamental wreaths.
As we know, all baby summer squash have their origins in the Americas, particularly the tropical regions of South America.
23 calories in 100 grams Good source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Magnesium. Low in calories, no fat or cholesterol content, good source of fiber, which has been shown to assist with muscular recuperation. Most of the nutritional values are found in the skin.