Benefits of Zucchinis
Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length,
This member of the gourd family is cylindrical in shape and brilliant dark green in color, with a watery flesh and mild flavor. Though zucchini can grow to almost monstrous proportions, the smaller vegetables are the most flavorful. Zucchini helps to cure asthma as it contains Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, and has anti inflammatory properties. Zucchini helps to prevent diseases, like scurvy, bruising etc, caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C.
One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary
3. Skin Benefits of Zucchini
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and hence are good for your skin. Zucchini is rich in Vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants which can benefit your skin in many ways. Some popular varieties are: Golden zucchini features brilliant golden yellow skin that retains its color even after cooking. Round varieties are dense, heavy, and nearly seedless with smooth surface. Tatume, which is common in Mexico, has similar features of round variety but has the large oval shape.
4. Anti oxidant value
Zucchinis have anti oxidant value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity ORAC) of 180 Trolex Equivalents (TE) per 100g, the value which is far below to some of the berries, and vegetables. Nonetheless, the pods are one of the common vegetables included in weight reduction and cholesterol control programs by the dieticians.
5. Health benefits of zucchini
Zucchini is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provide only 17 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its peel is good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and offers some protection against colon cancers.
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