Is rich in manganese, helping with the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, and contains a number of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin. This squash helps to maintain optimal weight and aids in heart health.
Contains a number of carotenoid phytonutrients including alpha- and betacarotene. These provitamin A compounds promote respiratory health, and function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Winter squash also contains a concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids-good for a healthy heart.