Hello all and Happy Monday! This week’s produce looks great. Today, we’d like to spotlight some of Carolyn’s favorites…
Yellow squash is a versatile vegetable that provides you with several nutritional benefits and is used in many types of dishes.
Low Carbohydrates and Calories
Yellow squash is exceptionally low in calories, with approximately 20 calories in a small-sized vegetable and 30 calories in a medium-sized vegetable. The few calories in yellow squash come primarily from the carbohydrate content, which is also low. A cup of sliced, yellow squash contains approximately 4 g of carbohydrates. Yellow squash is a good option to replace high-calorie vegetables, such as potatoes and corn, in your nutrition plan, especially if you are trying to reduce your daily caloric intake.
From Paramount Citrus:
“King of the Juice Oranges”
For ultimate refreshment, try a Valencia Orange. Generally a summertime fruit, Valencia Oranges are heavy with juice and have a sweet, delicate texture. Known as the ultimate juice orange, a Valencia’s flavor is a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
New Crop Red Potatoes, thin skinned, great in potato salad
Around the world for hundreds of years because of their abundance, year-round availability, low cost and high fiber content. No wonder the average person consumes nearly 73 pounds of potatoes a year. Even though there are more than 5,000 varieties of potatoes in the world, red potatoes are one of the most common varieties, boasting impressive health benefits while adding a splash of color to your dinner plate.
Nice looking Field Cukes
From Gardening Channel:
Because cucumbers, like watermelons, are 95% water, they keep the body hydrated and help regulate the body’s inner temperature. They also help the body flush out toxins.
Leave the skin on. The skin contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 10% of the daily recommended allowance. If you do like your cucumbers peeled, the skin can be used to relieve sunburn and mild skin irritations, similar to aloe vera. There is some research indications that cucumbers can stimulate hair growth. Herbalists recommend cucumber juice to reduce puffiness around the eyes and to calm down acne.
Cucumbers can either relieve acid indigestion and heartburn or cause it, depending on the individual. They are a good source of dietary fiber.
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