Market Watch with Timaree Hagenburger: Zucchini
Zucchini may be at the back of the alphabet, but it's at the front of our minds when it comes to summertime vegetables.
Timaree Hagenburger is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in public health and is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. She's also a food lover who likes to share tips and tricks on how to enjoy fresh California fruits and vegetables. This week's segment revolves around zucchini.
Zucchini is a low-calorie vegetable packed with beneficial nutrients, including vitamins C and A, potassium, folate and fiber. All contribute to a healthy heart by decreasing the risk of stroke, reducing high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. Get maximum benefits by eating either raw or cooked zucchini, and feel free to eat the skin—it's edible!
For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit www.thenutritionprofessor.com.