Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash
Yellow Squash

Yellow squash, or summer squash, is an excellent source of antioxidants, specifically carotenoids. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are especially beneficial for your eyes, preventing damage as you age.Yellow squash also contains an array of B-vitamins, such asB6, B1, B2, and folates, which metabolizes blood sugar in the body and help regular blood sugar levels. The edible skin holds the most nutrients, includingmagnesium, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, so buy organic and give the squash a thorough rinse before using to avoid contaminants.

Selection Process

Choose a yellow squash that is slightly heavy for its size. Ensure it has a shiny, unblemished rind that is not too hard. A large squashmay be fibrous and small may be lack flavor, therefore, average size is best. Store it in the fridge unwashed in an air tight container for up to seven days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 medium (196.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 32.0

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.4g 0.6%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.5%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 7.0g 2.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.2g 8.8%

Sugars 4.3g

Protein 2.4g

Vitamin A 7.0% Vitamin C 55.0%
Vitamin C 2.0% Iron 3.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin B-6 20.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Magnesium 8.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.