With a bountiful summer crop of zucchini right around the corner I’m glad you asked that. Zucchini is a type of summer squash, and summer squash are generally known to be excellent sources of vitamin C. This nutrient helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Summer squash are also dietary sources of potassium and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). See USDA’s food database for the specific nutritional content for 1 cup of chopped zucchini.
So, what’s not to like?? Enjoy that bumper crop of zucchini this summer and click here to find a variety of ways to prepare it.