Spaguetti Squash ( Cucurbita pepo.)

The Spaguetti squash  botanically named as Cucurbita pepo. is a winter type squash.  This squash are allowed to mature fully on their vines.   They are also known as the Vegetable Spaguetti by other people.    According to some sources this was one of the first squashes to become commercially popular in the United States.  It is said that they originated in China specifically in the Region of Manchuria.  It was in 1936 which  the squash under la name of Somen Nankin  that Atlee Burpee and Co. brought the squash to North America. They won popularity during World War II when it was used as a substitute for pasta as it was hard to obtain during those times.

This squash provides great amounts of Vitamin A, folic acid, beta-carotene and potassium.    Folic acid is globally known to help prevent birth defects on pregnant women.    Folate which is also know as Folic acid or Vitamin  B9  helps break down protein and create new ones.   According to fitness magazines everywhere this acid helps to form new bloods  cells throughout the body.  Vitamin A  is considered a powerful  anti-oxidant.  Beta carotene which is a precursor to Vitamin A as mentioned in the other explanations, plays a role in various functions of the human body such as: Vision, gene transcription, immune function, bone metabolism, skin and cellular health.  This squash along with the others which we offer to the world contain high amounts of vitamins and other nutrient essential to the Human. We find pride to offer only nutritious vegetables in Tropical Fresh.

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