Acorn Squash is a fall favorite! And it should be, as it’s an edible aesthetic countertop adornment to mark the season. It’s a rich source of vitamin A, and the vitamin A building blocks called carotenoids, which have been shown to be beneficial not only for our eye health but also for the health of our skin, and lowering risk of heart disease and stroke.
Acorn squash is also high in fiber at 5g per ½ cup. Fiber acts like a magnet to LDL, our “bad” cholesterol, clinging to it and taking it away and out of our bodies. This helps improve our cholesterol levels, leaving us with a happier heart. All the winter squashes are a good sources of Vitamin A, carotenoids and fiber. The spice blend in this recipe is tasty on many different kinds squashes, try it on butternut squash, delecata squash, pumpkin or even sweet potatoes.