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)
8.59 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
0.13 g
0.95 g
Vitamin A equiv.

lutein zeaxanthin

68 μg


820 μg

38 μg
Thiamine (B1)

0.03 mg

Riboflavin (B2)

0.062 mg

Niacin (B3)

0.5 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)

0.188 mg

Vitamin B6

0.156 mg

Folate (B9)

24 μg

Vitamin C

12.3 mg


28 mg


0.58 mg


14 mg


0.163 mg


23 mg


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