Zucchini!

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Zucchini usually overwhelms the July gardening season but we can embrace it with open arms. Zucchini dose provide some nutrients a modest amount of copper, manganese and a small amount of vitamin C. 1 cup of zucchini provides 20% of the daily value for copper and manganese and 13% of the daily vitamin C requirement. Zucchini contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids that can help with eye health (in particular reducing the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts). 1 cup of zucchini is only 36 calories and acts as a great replacement for spaghetti. Try using a vegetable spiralizer or try cutting zucchini thin into noodles and serve this with tomato sauce instead of pasta.  This trick is a great for individuals with diabetes or trying to lose weight. To retain more nutrients from zucchini, eat raw, or steam or sauté lightly. Avoid boiling which can leech out nutrients.

 

Check out this recipe from whiteonricecouple.com for Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles, cause who doesn’t like Pad Thai?