Fairytale Pumpkin.
Fairytale Pumpkin.

Fairytale Pumpkin is a Winter squash, a summer-growing annual fruit, that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind.

At this stage, this fruit can be stored for use during the winter, generally cooked before eating.

Winter squash is low-calorie and a good source of complex vegetable carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

It is an excellent source of vitamin A, a great source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber and manganese, and a good source of folate, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 (thiamin), copper, tryptophan, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B3 (niacin) and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

It is also a source of iron and beta-carotene. Usually, the darker the skin is, the higher the beta-carotene content.

Winter squash, all varieties, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 143 kJ (34 kcal)
Carbohydrates
8.59 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat
0.13 g
Protein
0.95 g
 Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(9%)

68 μg

(8%)

820 μg

38 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(3%)

0.03 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(5%)

0.062 mg

Niacin (B3)
(3%)

0.5 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%)

0.188 mg

Vitamin B6
(12%)

0.156 mg

Folate (B9)
(6%)

24 μg

Vitamin C
(15%)

12.3 mg

 Minerals
Calcium
(3%)

28 mg

Iron
(4%)

0.58 mg

Magnesium
(4%)

14 mg

Manganese
(8%)

0.163 mg

Phosphorus
(3%)

23 mg

Potassium
(7%)

350 mg


  • Units
  • μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams
  • IU = International units
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Winter squash. (2016, March 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:57, September 27, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Winter_squash&oldid=711623561