Summer squash is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, making it a superhero on your dinner table. Summer squash is high in lutein, making it good for your eyesight; it’s high in Vitamin B6, which helps your blood; it is also high in manganese, which helps balance a woman’s monthly mood swings. The fiber content is excellent, which is good for cholesterol control. Summer squash and winter squash are different from each other. Summer squash is soft skinned, more watery, and comes in a wide range of colors. For example, there’s dark green zucchini, white patty pan and yellow crookneck. Winter squash is hard skinned because when fully grown, it can be stored for months without deterioration. Actually, pumpkin is a winter squash, but that gives you an idea of the difference. Summer squash is readily available in the grocery and is easy to grow. Don’t miss out on this economic powerhouse.
Squash – Summer
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