Delicious, nutritious, and another very versatile vegetable, zucchini (or summer squash) can be eaten raw, roasted, grilled, used as noodle replacements, or thrown into sauces, desserts, stir-fries, salads, and muffins. It comes in multiple varieties, and you’ll find that its flavor changes depending on preparation, so experiment with your zucchini when cooking!

  • Zucchini is a good source of Vitamin C, which helps to protect your body against free radicals and boosts your glorious immune system.
  • Zucchini contains phytonutrients (plant compounds that function as antioxidants in the bod) that promote healthy eyesight – including protection against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • There’s a reason why zucchini are abundant during the summer – they’re exactly what your body needs! Zucchini have a high water content, to prevent dehydration, and contain carotenes to mitigate damage from the sun.
  • To obtain the full benefits of zucchini, eat the seeds and skin too – where many valuable nutrients and antioxidants are located.

Vegukate Tips:

Go organic & local. You can find an abundance of zucchini in the summer months at your local farmer’s market or natural food store.

Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days.