Known as the Japanese pumpkin, kabocha squash is a cultivar of winter squash (Cucurbita maxima) and has a hard exterior, a slightly smaller size than other pumpkins. It is primarily dark green in color. There may be some light stripes on the rough exterior, and a bright orange or yellow flesh inside.
Kabocha squash is a rich source of vitamin A and C. It has a low-calorie count, which is only 30 calories per cup. This squash variety is also a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, B vitamins, beta-carotene, dietary fiber, and various antioxidants.
Thanks to the high levels of beta-carotene and other antioxidants found in this variety of squash, it is able to help reduce oxidative stress in the skin, which can also lower inflammation and prevent signs of aging. Regular consumption of kabocha squash can help your complexion and even reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.
High in dietary fiber and low in calories, kabocha squash makes for an ideal addition to any weightloss diet. Dietary fiber will help keep you feeling full, while the low-calorie count will let you eat as much of this nutrient-dense fruit as you want without compromising your caloric goals.
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