Does zucchini have any nutritional value?

I grow lots of zucchini every summer. Does it have any nutritional value? I cook it in recipes for soup, cakes, and bread. Zucchini (1 cup of slices) contains Nutrient % Daily Value calories 16 fiber 5% thiamin, vitamin B1 5% vitamin B6 5% vitamin C 15% folate 6% magnesium 6% manganese 7% molybdenum 18% potassium 8%   So to answer your question, yes, zucchini does have nutritional value and when included in recipes, zucchini adds vitamins and...

What is the difference between icing sugar and confection sugar?

I was looking to find the difference between icing sugar and confection sugar as a member of my family cannot use icing sugar in cooking. Thank you for your time and help. Confectioner's sugar as it is called in the US is called icing sugar in Britain and sucre glace in France. As such they...

What happens if the Styrofoam container in which I’m heating my food has melted a bit?

What happens if the Styrofoam container, within which I'm heating my food, has melted a bit? I was microwaving some soup and when it came out, a ring of "melted" Styrofoam, where the grease/oil was floating, appeared. I had a bit of the soup and then got scared. Should I be? Thanks for your...

For the High Holiday my healthy daughter does not want potato latkes cooked the traditional way.

Help, for the High Holiday my healthy daughter does not want potato latkes cooked the traditional way. Can you e-mail me an answer ASAP? Do you think we could spray the pan with Pam? But you would lose the wonderful "greasy" taste. Hope help is on the way! Thank you. You asked about one of...

Is there any harm in eating microwave foods daily?

Is there any harm in eating microwave foods daily? Do you have any information on the effects of a microwave? Microwave cooking of food is not harmful, based on current research. In fact, microwaves preserve more of the vitamins and minerals in food because the food's exposure to heat and water is shorter than with...

How long you could store catsup and can it be frozen?

I was referred to your site by an NFSD Coordinator. I was wondering about how long you could store catsup and if it could be frozen. She did not have a definitive answer for me but thought that catsup could be stored for at least six months in the refrigerator. She also said that...

After baking an apple pie, does it contain all the nutrients of the fresh apples in it?

Does an apple pie, after baking, still contain all the nutrients of the fresh apples that went into it? Mostly yes other than some fiber is lost when the apple is peeled for the pie and some vitamin C is lost during baking. Apples are a source of vitamin C (14% Daily Value for a...

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables?

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables? Raw vegetables are high in fiber and the best / easiest way is with a juicer. Otherwise, you could put vegetables in your blender or food processor. However since water content varies from vegetable to vegetable, you may have to add water or juice or broth to...

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas.

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas. The new recipes I am looking into I am afraid will not last like the ones I already prepare. How long will the following last if I was to prep them? Egg White Omelet Grilled chicken Asparagus Mashed...

Do vegetables lose nutrients if they are steamed then refrigerated for a day or two and microwaved to reheat before serving?

I usually steam fresh vegetables for approx. 10-20 minutes, depending on what I am cooking, then serve them. Do they lose nutrients if they are steamed then refrigerated for a day or two and microwaved to reheat before serving? This seems to me that the vegetables are being overcooked or twice cooked. Steaming is great...

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