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What is the nutritional value of winter squash?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
Winter squash is available in a number of varieties -- all with slightly different nutrition profiles. However, with it's yellow-orange pulp, winter squash is an excellent source of beta carotene. Most deliver 3-5g fiber and just 40-60 calories per half cup serving. Winter squash is also a great source of vitamin C.


 
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Winter squash, like other richly colored vegetables, are excellent sources of carotenes -- the richer the color, the richer their concentration. They are also a very good source of vitamins C and B1, folic acid, pantothenic acid, potassium, and dietary fiber. In addition, winter squash is a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin.
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