Butternut and Acorn Squash
Cool Weather Vegetables
Both butternut and acorn squash are cool weather vegetables that deserve a prominent place at your table.
The calories in winter squashes are similar, but butternut squash is much higher in vitamin A than either spaghetti or acorn squash. Because of its dark orange color, butternut squash is one of the best sources of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. It also contains vitamins C, E and B vitamins.
Nutrients: Acorn Squash
1-cup cubed and cooked:
- 82 calories
- 6 grams fiber
- 1,444 micrograms vitamin A
- 31 milligrams Vitamin C
- 582 milligrams potassium
Go for smaller zucchini and squash - they are often tastier than the big ones, which can become woody and flavorless.
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Nutrients: Butternut Squash
1 cup, cubed and cooked:
Low in Sodium.
All squash is low in sodium. When baked without salt, one cup of squash supplies only 8 milligrams of sodium. Adding one quarter teaspoon of salt would add approximately 575 milligrams of sodium. Seasonings that go very nicely with summer squash include cloves, curry powder, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary and sage. For winter squash, try cinnamon, garlic, nutmeg or onion.
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