Winter Squash Varieties 

Butternut and Pumpkin typically get all the attention when it comes to winter squash but there are other tasty seasonal varieties. No matter which variety you choose, they are all healthy and hearty options to enjoy this time of year. 

All varieties of winter squash are fat-free and cholesterol-free. They also contain fiber and other vitamins and minerals. These varieties of squash can last for several months if stored properly. Make sure to store your whole squash in a cool and dry space. Avoid storing the vegetables in a space with direct sunlight. 

Winter squash are full of seeds – don’t throw them out! These make a great protein snack. They contain fiber and fat but mostly healthy fats. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast them for about 10 minutes at 300˚ F. Try tossing them in some spices to add some extra flavor!

Butternut: Good source of Vitamin C, A, and copper. 

Pumpkin: High in Vitamin A.

Acorn: Good source of Vitamin C. 

Delicata: Good source of Vitamin C and excellent source of Vitamin C. 

Carnival: Excellent source of Vitamin A

Spaghetti: Good source of Potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. 

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