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Zucchini- August’s Food of the Month

Zucchini is everywhere this August.

It’s plentiful, cheap, and known for its versatility. The mild flavor of this summer squash pairs well with a wide variety of recipes. Many enthusiasts prize Zucchini for its limited calories and high nutrient content.

Zucchini is packed with many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has a high fiber content and a low calorie count. Fiber plays a vital role in digestion and may limit the likelihood of suffering from various GI issues.

Zucchini is rich in multiple antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. Despite packing a punch with vital nutrients, Zucchini is low in calories, fat, and sugar. Zucchinis are also an excellent source of:

Nutrients per Serving:

A sizeable raw zucchini contains:

  • Calories: 55
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 3.2 grams
  • Sugar: 8 grams

Tomah Health is happy to share our two favorite Zucchini dishes that are both nutritious and delicious.

        Zucchini Latkes Breakfast Recipe

        Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups Dinner Recipe

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