Is Butternut Squash Good For You?
Butternut squash is the bright-orange vegetable that appears in everything from summer salads to warming curries — but is it good for you? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is squash?
Butternut squash is a type of winter squash known for its bright orange and slightly sweet flesh. . It’s in season from September to December. It’s a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in a range of ways and cuisines for delicious results.
Does butternut squash have nutritional benefits?
Yes, butternut squash has a really good nutritional profile that includes:
- A great source of fibre — just 100g of squash contains 2g of fibre
- Rich in potassium
- Great source of vitamin C, and contains vitamins A and K too
- Great source of beta-carotene, which gives it its distinctive orange flesh.
Is butternut squash good for you?
Butternut squash is a great vegetable to incorporate into your diet, as it is rich in many key nutrients and can help support bone and muscle health as well as the immune system due to the high levels of beta-carotene present.
Looking for a butternut squash recipe that’ll blow you away? Check out this carrot and butternut squash soup recipe next.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.