This winter squash recipe and the accompanying information is mainly obtained from a good source of nutritional information as well as recipes, The World's Healthiest Foods.
There are many varieties of winter squash including butternut, acorn, hubbard, spaghetti, turban or buttercup, kabocha, and of course, pumpkins.
Winter squash contain an abundance of carotenoid phytonutrients that are powerful antioxident and anti-inflammatory agents. The alpha- and beta-carotene are "provitamin A" compounds that are converted into an active form of vitamin A. They also contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid that is excellent for heart health. It is also a very good source of vitamin C.
Other nutritional elements of winter squash include free radical-scavenging manganese and copper, energy-producing vitamins B1 and B5, and sleep producing tryptophan.
For this recipe we'll use butternut squash.
7-Minute Steamed Butternut Squash
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