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.