Winter’s butternut or acorn squash (two most popular) are so delicious and nutritious. They are a must on any holiday table. You can keep it clean by just baking them in the oven, or make a butternut or acorn squash casserole or soup.
One cup of cubed, baked butternut squash has only 82 calories, 1.8 grams of protein, 0.18 grams of fat, 21.5 grams of carbohydrates, 6.6 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of sugar. When you add ingredients, the calories can certainly add up. Many nutritionists believe winter squash is one of the healthiest food in the world! Most varieties of winter squash have a rich orange flesh, full of carotenoids (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, which convert into active forms of Vitamin A). These vegetables falls in the category of yellow/orange suggesting an intake of this group of vegetables of 1 cup per day.
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