Did you know there are more than 25 varieties of winter squash! Of course we all love Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, and Spaghetti Squash but that is just the tip of the iceberg!
Four Facts about Winter Squash
- Winter Squash is an excellent source of Vitamin C. 1/2 a cup of cubed squash meets 20% of the daily recommendation.
- Winter Squash is also an excellent source of vitamin A. 1 cup has 300% of the daily value for Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for eye health and may help prevent age related macular degeneration.
- Winter Squash is a very low calorie food without any fat nor cholesterol.
- One cup of winter squash contains almost 500 mg of potassium, which can help decrease your blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium in your diet.
Types of Winter Squash