The Latest News About Winter Squash

Summary

What's New and Beneficial About Winter Squash

WHFoods Recommendations

Our favorite way to prepare winter squash is to steam it as it takes such a short period of time. It's best to steam 1-inch cubes of squash. The preparation for this is described in the How to Enjoy section of our website. For most types of squash you only need to steam it for 7 minutes. So you save time and enjoy a host of more nutrients.

Health Benefits

Winter squash provide numerous health benefits including:

For more details on walnuts' health benefits, see this section of our winter squash.

Nutritional Profile

Winter squash is an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin A (in its "previtamin" carotenoid forms) and free radical-scavenging vitamin C. It is also a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, manganese, and copper as well as a good source of potassium, vitamin B2, folate, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and niacin.

For more on this nutrient-rich legume, including references related to this Latest News, see our write-up on winter squash.

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