Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Butternut Squash Is a Great Source of Beta-Carotene

Are you planning on butternut squash as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Good choice... butternut squash is packed full of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A by your metabolism.

Vitamin A helps you maintain healthy vision, strengthens your blood vessels and much more.

Butternut squash also has healthy carbs and fiber, which helps with digestion and vitamin C, as well.

Not only is butternut squash delicious, it's nutritious for your family. You can mash butternut squash with a little butter, brown sugar and cinnamon or bake it with apples and sweet potatoes. Don't forget squash pie for Thanksgiving too... healthy and sweet!

Read more about Butternut squash nutrition and the benefits of adding this winter squash to your meal plans at SF Gate.

Image Credit By George Chernilevsky (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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