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Fall Food Spotlight: Acorn Squash

Vibrant Color

Sweet Taste

Packed with Nutrients

Low in Calories

One cup (or 205 grams) of cooked acorn squash offers an impressive nutrient profile:

  • 15 calories

  • 30 grams of carbohydrates

  • 2 grams of protein

  • 9 grams of fiber

  • Provitamin A: 18% of the DV

  • Vitamin C: 37% of the DV

  • Thiamine (vitamin B1): 23% of the DV

  • Pyridoxine (vitamin B6): 20% of the DV

  • Folate (vitamin B9): 10% of the DV

  • Iron: 11% of the DV

  • Magnesium: 22% of the DV

  • Potassium: 26% of the DV

  • Manganese: 25% of the DV

DV = Daily Value

Acorn squash is also loaded with antioxidants and carotenoids. Antioxidants have been shown to reduce the risk of various chronic conditions. Carotenoids are protective against many health issues, including eye-related disorders, mental decline, some types of cancers, and type 2 diabetes.

How to Prepare:

Slice in half, clean out center, add grass-fed butter and bake at 400 degrees until brown around the edges.


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