The nutritional benefit of NZ Buttercup Squash
New Zealand Buttercup Squash is rich in beta carotene, with iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of calcium, folic acid, and minute amounts of B vitamins.
Buttercup squash is packed with good energy: over 85% complex carbohydrates, 12% protein. It is an excellent choice for weight watchers.
Vitamin A & C
Just 200g of Buttercup squash provides a whole day’s vitamin C and vitamin A requirements.
Buttercup squash skin packs 22% more calcium than the same weight of milk. It is ideal for helping prevent osteoporosis.
The skin also compares with the best source of iron – lean red meat.
Buttercup squash has more dietary fibre than potatoes, carrots or even kiwifruit.
Buttercup squash is one of the best sources of beta-carotene, comparable to carrots.