Autumn squash is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. It is extremely rich in vitamin A, and very rich in vitamin C and potassium, and contains significant amount of dietary fiber. It is low in calories, providing only about 40 calories per 100g (3.5oz).
Getting enough potassium is very important when it comes to maintaining healthy blood pressure. Since it is rich in fiber, squash is good for managing diabetes. Some studies have shown that diabetics who are on a high-fiber diets can lower their overall blood sugar level.
Extremely high content of vitamin A in squash promotes healthy looking skin and hair.