Zoodle, zoodles. Sounds like baby-talk and looks like a sound effect out of a comic book. Actually, this delicious substitute for pasta offers many health benefits.
The word “zoodle” is made up of “zucchini” and “noodles”, and as you may have already guessed these are zucchini noodles. They’re also known as “courgetti,” from “courgettes” (another word for zucchini) and “spaghetti.” No matter what you call them, zoodles are highly nutritious and a great gluten-free, grain-free alternative to processed food.
OK, But How Are They Made?
Zoodles are basically zucchini cut in the shape of noodles with the aid of a sprilizing machine or a handheld spiralizer. The resulting ribbons can be used as a substitute for pasta. The benefits of choosing zoodles over traditional spaghetti are evident when you consider the numbers. Two cups of pasta contain 480 calories, 90 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Two cups of zoodles, on the other hand, contain 66 calories, 12 grams of carbs and four grams of fiber.
What Are the Benefits of Zoodles?
Zucchini has very good nutritional values. One cup of zucchini will provide you with 40 per cent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which strengthens the immune system. It also provides the 14 per cent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, as well as potassium, manganese, copper, thiamine, among others.
Furthermore, zucchini is a good source of antioxidants, which have anti-aging properties. zoodles may also contribute to a healthy digestion and may improve heart health and reduce your blood sugar levels.
How to Serve Them?
Versatility is Zoodle’s strong suit. Pasta itself is very versatile, but zoodles offer even more possibilities. Think of any pasta recipe you love, and you can have a zoodle version of it. Of course, if taking care of your health is your main concern, you should avoid sauces with a lot of fat or oil.
However, you can have zoodle spaghetti, zoodle fettuccine, zoodle primavera and zoodle Alfredo. Of course, you can come up with your own recipes yourself! Feel free to add your own twist to Zoodles, and don’t forget to report your findings.
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