Acorn squash, aptly named because of its resemblance to acorns, is a type of winter squash that is harvested during the later months of the year. You can identify it by its green, ridged exterior. This type of squash may be less known than varieties like butternut and spaghetti squash, but it has many good qualities that are worth learning more about. Here are some things you should know about organically-grown acorn squash.
Packed With Vitamins
Acorn squash is a great source of vitamins, including vitamins C, A, B-6, folate, thiamine, and niacin. Its vitamin C concentration is particularly high, making it a healthy option that provides many physical benefits. Specifically, it benefits a person’s immune and skeletal systems, and prevent issues such as cancer and heart disease. To make the most out of the vitamin C in your acorn squash, avoid exposing it to air or water as much as you can. Try using it as soon as you can after getting it and while you are cooking, consider baking it.
High Mineral Content
In addition to containing a lot of vitamins, acorn squash also has a lot of minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc. Also, acorn squash is packed with potassium and magnesium, with 26% and 22% of the respective recommended daily amounts of these minerals per one cup serving. These minerals work in tandem to decrease a person’s chances of stroke, diabetes, and other health issues.
Lots Of Fiber
Not only does acorn squash have a large number of vitamins and minerals, but it is a great source of fiber too! Per half-cup serving, acorn squash has five grams of dietary fiber in it, which can be used to maintain your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A fiber-rich diet can help stop health issues like gastrointestinal disorders and stroke.
Rich In Antioxidants
Antioxidants, which are known for their role in preventing cell damage by preventing oxidation, are found in acorn squash as well. They can help promote health and consuming foods that contain antioxidants can lead to your risk for cardiovascular issues lowering.
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