Did You Know!?

  • 1 medium zucchini contains 31 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 2.2 grams of fiber, 3.4 grams of sugar, and 2.4 grams of protein.
  • Zucchini contains manganese, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin A, fiber, potassium, copper, folate, and phosphorus. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, calcium, zinc, niacin, and protein.
  • Zucchini is a member of the  Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber
  • Zucchini squash may be helpful in reducing BPH symptoms, a condition that causes enlarged prostate.
  • The magnesium in zucchini has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke as well as lower blood pressure.
  • The chopper found in zucchini is helpful in reducing the inflammation of arthritis.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of zucchini is helpful not only for arthritis sufferers but may also be helpful for those with asthma and osteoarthritis.
  • Regular consumption of zucchini effectively lowers homocystine levels.
  • Because zucchini is almost 95% water they are an excellent addition to a weight loss/maintenance plan.
  • Zucchini has been shown to lower your risk of getting MS when eaten regularly.

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