Zucchini is non starchy and very low in calories. It is rich in antioxidants and great for digestion due to high water and fiber content, preventing constipation and improving overall gut health. A lot of healthy compounds in zucchini are found in its skin, especially for anti-inflammatory effect. It lowers and stabilizes blood sugar levels and is a great choice for people with diabetes. Zucchini brings many benefits to eye health due to relatively high levels of vitamin A and promotes weight loss and feeling of fullness. Thanks to high levels of potassium, it helps lower blood pressure and keeps blood vessels healthy.
Did you know?
Zucchini is technically a fruit and its flower is edible too and considered a delicacy when fried or stuffed. It belongs to ‘summer squashes’, meaning it is harvested before completely mature.