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Zucchinis Contain More Potassium Than Bananas

Zucchinis Contain More Potassium Than Bananas

Zucchinis are a somewhat fuzzy, green vegetable (fruit) that belongs to the squash family. Zucchinis are considered a summer squash that originated in the American continents. Although, the zucchini was actually an Italian invention and in the UK and parts of Europe zucchinis are called courgettes.

Do zucchinis contain more potassium than a banana?

Zucchinis are a beloved summer squash throughout the world. They are incredibly delicious and offer wonderful amounts of nutrients and believe it or not, the potassium content per serving in zucchinis is actually more than a banana. Plus, zucchinis are very low in calories and high in fiber. Zucchinis contain zero unhealthy fats and no cholesterol. They contain a great source of flavonoid antioxidants including zeaxanthin, carotenes, and lutein.

Zucchinis are also rich in B-complex vitamins, choline, and essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Zucchinis may help slow down the aging process, prevent disease, fight of free radicals, and regulate blood sugar levels.

May have anti-diabetic properties

According to Phil Lempert, food expert and food industry analyst squash is a starchy carbohydrate but it mainly comes from the polysaccharides which is found in cell walls. Studies have shown that the starchy parts of the squash may contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and insulin-regulating properties.

Zucchini is truly a delicious food whether it is eaten raw or cooked. Don’t forget, you can also enjoy the zucchini flower. Just remember to remove the stems!

SOURCE FOR THIS ARTICLE:

http://news.therawfoodworld.com/zucchini-fruit-potassium-banana

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