[NH] Nutritional Benefits of Zucchini

Nutritional Benefits of Zucchini

Zucchini vegetables resemble cucumber, colored as yellow or dark green
and popularly known as zucchini summer squash or courgettes, and
winter squash. Zucchini summer squash is very popular in the United
States of America during summer season, and it is supposed to be
originated from Mexico and America. Zucchini Summer Squash vegetables
are mostly cultivated and found in the United States of America for
its wonderful nutritional and health benefits. Zucchini vegetables
belong to Cucurbita pepo family of plants.

Zucchini vegetables are high in moisture content, having tender skin
with smooth edible flesh and seeds. Yellow crooknecks, tatume,
cocozelle and golden zucchini are some of the popular zucchini
varieties, used as raw vegetable and cooked vegetable in the diet.
Zucchini vegetables are loaded with essential phytonutrients, such as
minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium,
zinc, selenium, and sodium, potassium as electrolytes. It consists of
antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-crypto-
xanthin. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and
carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, fats and zero cholesterol.
These nutrients provide nutritional health benefits and prevent health

Nutritional Benefits of Zucchini include; as zucchini are very low in
calorie content, zero saturated fats, zero cholesterol, it is being
recommended for cholesterol reduction and weight loss. Approximately
100 grams of zucchini gives only less than 17 calories, so it could be
used in the diet for weight loss. Due to the presence of good content
of dietary fiber, powerful antioxidants, folates, Vitamin A, C, it
provides relief from constipation, it prevents oxidative stress and as
such it reduces the risk for various types of cancers, including colon

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