Zinc is an essential mineral that plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. It is also necessary for wound healing, healthy bones, hair and nails, and the maintenance of normal vision. Zinc is present in many different forms in food. Losses from cooking of vegetables are generally less than 10%.
Veggies are cheapest and tastiest when they are considered ‘in season’—so it pays to keep an eye out at your local shop for what’s in abundance.