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5 reasons to put zucchini on your shopping list

Zucchini is a handy vegetable to have at home. It combines well with different ingredients and it will not surprise you that the vegetable is healthy.

1. Zucchini protects against bruising
Zucchini provides a lot of vitamin C, which makes blood vessels less vulnerable and reduces the chance of bruising after a bump.

2. Zucchini contains healthy nutrients The vegetable is full of protein and fiber, which ensure constant digestion, so that you don't get hungry as quickly. Zucchini contains about 33 kilocalories per 100 grams.

3. Zucchini gives the skin a boost You can use the pulp and seeds of zucchini as a face mask to reduce dark circles under the eyes. Or use a portion in your dinner to lend a helping hand to your radiant complexion.

4. Zucchini is versatile
Zucchini doesn't have a very pronounced taste. It therefore combines well with many different ingredients.

5. Zucchini contains folic acid
One zucchini provides about 20 percent of the recommended daily amount of folic acid. This vitamin is necessary for proper functioning of the body and the production of white and red blood cells.

See also: Recipe for spiral quiche with carrot and zucchini