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Tasty Fresh 1 ® green and yellow squash liven up winter stews and salads
with a dash of spring-like color. Squash are available year round, and can add
texture and substance to a wide variety of dishes—without adding additional
calories or fat. They can be eaten raw or cooked, making them a fast and easy
addition to your cooking experience.
Although these vegetables can be hefty and substantial, they are actually composed
of 95% water, therefore could be a refreshing raw addition to salads. When cooked
or grilled, they exude moisture, so salt them and allow them to drain any excess
water before cooking. Choose small, baby zucchini for the sweetest taste. Zucchini
contain Vitamin C and lutein, which promotes eye health.
- One zucchini has just 25 calories.
- Zucchini can very rapidly grow to
several feet long.
- Zucchini has been grown in Italy for hundreds of years,
but only became popular in the U.S. in the 1950s.
When choosing zucchini at the store, avoid ones with bruises or broken skin.
Zucchini are available year round.
Store in the refrigerator.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy