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Summer squash
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Other names:
Varieties include: Zucchini, Cocozelles, Crookneck, Marrows, Straightneck, Scallop

Nutrition:
Summer squash is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of magnesium, vitamin A, dietary fiber, potassium, copper, folate, and phosphorus. In addition, summer squash is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, calcium, zinc, niacin, and protein.

Taste: 
Slightly earthy mild flavor getting sweeter when cooked.

Uses:
Typically cooked and added to stir fries and other vegetable dishes. Can also be roasted and eaten as a side dish.

Substitutions:
Winter squash, eqqplant, bok choy, cucumbers.

Storage:
Summer squash is very fragile and should be handled with care as small punctures will lead to decay. It should be stored unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, where it will keep for about seven days.

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