Nutrition

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.

Energy

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.

Calcium

Buttercup squash skin packs 22% more calcium than the same weight of milk. It is ideal for helping prevent osteoporosis.

Iron

The skin also compares with the best source of iron – lean red meat.

Dietary fibre

Buttercup squash has more dietary fibre than potatoes, carrots or even kiwifruit.

Beta-carotene

Buttercup squash is one of the best sources of beta-carotene, comparable to carrots.