Summer Squash

Description: Summer squash are harvested when immature (while the rind is still tender Food - summer squashand edible) and refers to the inability to store these squashes for long periods of time (until winter).

Availability: Summer and early fall

Facts: Pattypan squash, Yellow summer squash, Yellow crookneck squash and Zucchini squash are common types

Serving Size = 1/2 CUP

Food - Patty Pan SquashSelection: For all varieties, choose glossy, small- to medium-sized squash, heavy for size.

Storage: Refrigerate for use within 3-4 days.

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; low calorie; high in vitamin C.

Pigments: Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Zeaxanthin

Food - nutrition label summer squashPhytochemicals: Flavonols, Flavonones

ORAC Score: 1150

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