Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in weight loss
Combats fatigue
Fights asthma
Fights free radicals
Prevents sinusitis
Protects skin from UV rays
Provides energy

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 medium sized; Calories: 33; Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 16mg; Carbs: 6g; Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 4.9g; Protein: 2.4 g; Potassium: 14% DV; Vitamin A: 7%DV; Vitamin C: 058%DV; Calcium: 58%DV; Iron: 3%DV

Did You Know?

  • One zucchini has just 25 calories (compared to a baked potato, for example, which has 130 calories)
  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease
  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Ways to Eat:

  • Baked
  • Fried
  • Roasted
  • Zoodles (zucchini noodles)

Farming Trivia:

  • The world’s largest zucchini on record was 69 1/2 inches long, and weighed 65 lbs
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash
  • The three-day Annual Zucchini Fest in Obetz, Ohio, claims to be “everything zucchini.” The event runs from August 27-30, 2009, and includes a parade, queen’s pageant, contests, arts and crafts, games and much more
  • Type of summer squash

 

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.