Hubbard squash is one of the species of cultivated squash that usually has a tear-drop shape. It is often used as a replacement for pumpkins in cooking. According to one source, the name comes from Bela Hubbard, settler of Randolph Township, Ohio in the Connecticut Western Reserve. Many other sources list an alternate history. These sources state the hubbard squash (at the time nameless) came to Marblehead, Massachusetts through Captain Knott Martin. A woman named Elizabeth Hubbard brought the fruit to the attention of her neighbor, a seed trader named James J. H. Gregory. Mr. Gregory subsequently introduced it to the market using Mrs. Hubbard's name as the eponym. Gregory later bred and released the blue hubbard, which has a bluish-gray skin. The other major variety, the golden hubbard squash, has a bright orange skin. Gregory advertisements for the squash date from at least 1859. The hubbard squash, including questions regarding the name, is even the subject of a children's ditty, "Raising Hubbard Squash in Vermont".
Hubbard squash Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Hubbard squash is composed of 88% water, 8.7% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 0.5% fat. If you consume one cup of diced hubbard squash it will provide you with 10.092 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 7.76 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, hubbard squash supplies 40 calories and is a modest source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (14.67% DV) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (11.85% DV). So if you have hubbard squash in your diet, it helps your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and it is effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelshigh blood pressurethe occurrence of cancer. It contains low amount of minerals.