Babyfood, vegetables, squash, strained

Fun Facts

  1. Squash is one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables available throughout the world, and it also packs a serious punch in terms of healthy, medicinal benefits.
  2. Squash is a very interesting vegetable, because it is actually a broad term that encompasses a number of different types of vegetables, including pumpkins, zucchinis, courgettes, and marrows. They have a number of overlapping characteristics, and belong to the genus Cucurbita.
  3. In North America, most of the varieties are simplified into either summer squash or winter squash. These classifications depend on when the squashes ripen, and what flavor and health benefits the user is trying to achieve. Squash also include gourds, of which there are many different classifications as well.
  4. The impressive health benefits of squash are derived from the organic compounds, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that they contain. This list includes a huge amount of vitamin A, as well as significant amounts of vitamins C, E, B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash contain magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, calcium, and iron.

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