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Main health health benefits:
Eye and heart health health digestive aid antioxidant activity bone growth improved immune system reduces risk of hormone-related
cancers digestive aid lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol regulates metabolism and gene expression normal blood clotting protein formation iron use reduces risk of birth defects
ü Excellent source: vitamin A fiber
ü Good source: vitamins C K B6 folate copper
ü Phytochemicals: carotenoids (alpha/beta-carotenes lutein zeaxanthin) lignans
Main health benefits:
Antioxidant activity eye health health collagen production for tissues hormone and DNA synthesis iron absorption bone growth/structure improved immune system lowered blood pressure muscle function reduced risk of heart disease diabetes birth defects
cancer (especially colon) and diverticular disease ü Excellent source: vitamin C ü Good source: folate B6 potassium magnesium fiber
ü Phytochemicals: xanthophylls (lutein and zeaxanthin) PATTY PAN SQUASH
Garlic Herb Pattypan Squash
5 cups halved small pattypan squash (about 1-1/4 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon minced
fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 425° Place squash in a a a a a greased 15x10x1-in baking pan Mix oil
garlic salt
and pepper
drizzle over squash Toss to coat Roast 15-20 minutes or until tender stirring occasionally Sprinkle with parsley
Yield: 4 servings 16
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