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What are health benefits of squash?

Squashes including butternut, Hubbard, turban and banana provide nearly 6 grams of fiber in one cup and are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, iron and calcium. Winter squash actually offers more nutrition than most summer squash.

Butternut and acorn squashes are good sources of beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, and may aid in prevention of certain types of cancer and macular degeneration.

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