Summer squash includes several fruits that are in season in summer, including cucumber, zucchini, and all their cousins. They come loaded with vitamins C, A and a host of B vitamins. When it comes to minerals, you can count on these summer squash for potassium, copper, folate, and phosphorous.
The Benefits of Fiber
Despite the fact that they are technically fruit, they are low in sugar and high in fiber, which puts them low on the glycemic index. Plus the fiber is an excellent prebiotic, meaning it feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut, a good step to take for those who want to improve everything from their immune system to their cognitive function.
Mark Sisson listed a couple summer squash (cucumbers and zucchini) as two of his top ten summer vegetables (even though they’re technically fruits).