Ask Saint Peter's Blog Nutrition
There is nothing better than enjoying fresh Jersey produce available during the summer at your local farmers market,

Consider stocking up on these three staples while they last:

Corn. Select corn with green husks, fresh silks, and tight rows of kernels. Refrigerate corn with husks for use within one to two days. One medium ear of corn provides 90 calories, 2g of fiber, 4g of protein, and 250mg of potassium.

Did you know? One ear of corn has approximately 800 kernels in 16 rows.
 
Squash. Choose glossy, small-medium sized heavy squash. Refrigerate for use within three to four days. Half of a medium summer squash provides 20 calories, 2g of fiber, 1g of protein, 260mg of potassium, and 18mg of vitamin C.
Did you know? Summer squash has fewer calories and contains more water than winter squash, but less vitamin A.
 
Tomato. Pick bright, shiny skin tomatoes with a firm flesh and store them at room temperature away from direct sunlight. One medium tomato provides 25 calories, 1g of fiber, 340mg of potassium, 50mcg of vitamin A, and 24mg of vitamin C.

Did you know? A tomato is a fruit as it develops from a flower and contains seeds.
Laura Vetter, RDN, CDE, CSO, CSP, Outpatient Nutritionist, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, is the author of the #AsktheSPnuritionist blog.  She counsels patients on healthy eating. Reach out to her at nutritionist@saintpetersuh.com to make an appointment

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