Earlier I cooked a butternut squash in my slow cooker and quite enjoyed it, even if no one else in my family did. I was reading the USA Weekend section of the paper on Sunday and it had a fun little article about butternut squash and how it is very healthy. I’ll sum it up for you:
- 1 cup of butternut squash provides nearly 5 times the daily recommendation of beta-carotene…your body converts this to Vitamin A
- Eating foods rich in Vitamin A can reduce your chances of developing the smoking-related disease, emphysema
- 1 cup of the squash has 3 grams of fiber and 10% of your daily potassium…and it is a good source of folate
So eat up folks!