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How Many Calories Are in Butternut Squash?

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Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
How Many Calories Are in Butternut Squash?
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Butternut squash, or Cucurbita moschata, is a squash that has a yellow rind with a deep orange flesh when fully ripe. It has a sweet, nutty flavor, and is unusually high in vitamin A.

Calories

This nutritional information applies to butternut squash with a serving size of 3/4 cup. A serving of butternut squash contains 66 calories, which is 3.3 percent of the daily value for calories. This daily value is based on a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Carbohydrates, Fat and Protein

The calorie content in a serving of butternut squash includes 35 calories from carbohydrates, 27 calories from fat and four calories from protein. A serving of butternut squash contains 14 grams carbohydrates, which is about 5 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates. It also has 3 grams of fat, or about 5 percent of the daily value for fat. The protein content in a serving of butternut squash is 1 gram, which is about 2 percent of the daily value for protein.

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Vitamins

Butternut squash contains 153 percent of the daily value for vitamin A and 27 percent of the daily value for vitamin C in each serving. These nutrients are important antioxidants that protect against cell damage in your body.

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