Zucchini Squash
Health Benefits | Fun Facts | Selection Tips | Availability | Storage | Recipes

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.

Health Benefits
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.

Fun Facts

  • 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.

Selection Tips
When choosing zucchini at the store, avoid ones with bruises or broken skin.

Availability
Zucchini are available year round.

Storage
Store in the refrigerator.

Recipes

Meals For Two

Quick 'n Easy

All Family

Easy Entertaining

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