Squash is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassi
The Massachusett Indian word for "eaten raw" is "Askutasquash." An important Indian food, few white men shared the desire to eat squash raw, until recent years when raw summer squash types began to appear in salads.
Squash was unknown in Europe until early explorers returned from America with squash seeds.