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Benefits of including Acorn squash in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Acorn squash. Health Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Regulates Blood Sugar and Arthritis treatment
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Other General benefits of consuming Acorn squash. General Benefits
Boosts immune system, Controls blood sugar levels and Digestive aid
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Benefits of Acorn squash for skin. Skin Benefits
Nourishes skin and Protects skin from oxidative stress
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Benefits of Acorn squash for hair. Hair Benefits
Prevents hair loss, Promotes longer and healthier hair and Regulates hair growth
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Acorn squash Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Acorn squash fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Asthma, Red Rash and Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips
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Undesirable effects of Acorn squash on body. Side Effects
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
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It tells you whether Acorn squash is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Acorn squash is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Acorn squash is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Acorn squash. Best Time to Eat
  • Along with meal
  • Don't eat after meal
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Eat the fresh ones, avoid mixing with any other foods, don't eat after meal.
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Acorn squash is the amount for which the nutrients present in Acorn squash are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
10.40 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
1.50 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
0.00 g
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62
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
0.80 g
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37
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.08
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19
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
245.10 mcg
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.10 mg
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7
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.00 mg
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45
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.50 mg
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30
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
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12
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.10 mg
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15
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
11.00 mcg
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24
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
6.50 mg
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.10 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
263.00 mg
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25
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.60 mg
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21
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
3.00 mg
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17
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
26.00 mg
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17
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
26.00 mg
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8
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.10 mg
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23
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
27.00 mg
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19
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.10 mg
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31
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.10 mg
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22
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.40 mcg
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13
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
22.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
13.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
89.70 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.80 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Acorn squash is the amount for which the calories present in Acorn squash are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
40.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
39.00 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
56.00 kcal
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40
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
40.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Acorn squash items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Acorn squash juice. Calories in Juice
47.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Acorn squash jam. Calories in Jam
200.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Acorn squash Pie. Calories in Pie
200.00 kcal
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Features of Acorn squash that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Acorn squash belongs! Type
Berry
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Time of the year when Acorn squash is available. Season
Winter
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Different types of Acorn squash. Varieties
Bush Table Queen, Heirloom Table Queen, Festival Hybrid, Early Acorn Hybrid, Table Ace, Ebony and Cream of the Crop
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Acorn squash is found. Color
Dark Green, Green-Yellow and Orange Green
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Yellow
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External appearance of Acorn squash. Shape
Round
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How Acorn squash feels in your mouth! Texture
Fibrous
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Taste of Acorn squash. Taste
Sweetish
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Acorn squash. Origin
Central America, North America and Unknown
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Vines
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Acorn squash Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Acorn squash. Soil Type
Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
5.8-6.8
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Acorn squash. Climatic Conditions
Cold and Sunny
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Interesting facts about Acorn squash. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Acorn squash. Facts about Acorn squash
  • It was named as Acorn Squash for its resemblance to a large ribbed acorn.
  • It is said that squash was being grown in Mexico as long as 10,000 years ago.
  • It was the first food cultivated by native American Indians.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Acorn squash or not. Acorn squash In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Acorn squash. Wine
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Use of Acorn squash in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Acorn squash or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Acorn squash or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Acorn squash. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Acorn squash. Top Producer
China
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Other countries that are known producers of Acorn squash. Other Countries
Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and United States Of America
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Country which imports Acorn squash on a large scale. Top Importer
Costa Rica
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Country which exports Acorn squash on largest scale Top Exporter
United States Of America
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Acorn squash. Botanical Name
Cucurbita Pepo
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The alternate name of Acorn squash. Synonym
Winter Squash
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Dillenhidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Cucurbitales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Cucurbitaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Cucurbita
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
Pepo
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Generic group of Acorn squash. Generic Group
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What are the General Benefits of Acorn squash?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Acorn squash Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Acorn squash? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: anti-inflammatory properties, regulates blood sugar and arthritis treatment. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: prevents hair loss, promotes longer and healthier hair and regulates hair growth. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are diarrhoea and vomiting. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Acorn squash fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Acorn squash

It is important to know the nutrition details of Acorn squash to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Acorn squash fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 40.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 39.00 kcal. Thus, we can say that Acorn squash belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Acorn squash jam is 200.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Acorn squash are 10.40 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 1.50 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Acorn squash in 6.50 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 263.00 mg and 26.00 mg.

Acorn squash Taxonomy

Acorn squash taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Acorn squash fruit (Cucurbita Pepo) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Acorn squash as it is a combination of genus (Cucurbita) and species (Pepo). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Acorn squash is Cucurbitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Acorn squash

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Acorn squash that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Acorn squash Facts are:

  • It was named as Acorn Squash for its resemblance to a large ribbed acorn.
  • It is said that squash was being grown in Mexico as long as 10,000 years ago.
  • It was the first food cultivated by native American Indians.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Bush Table Queen, Heirloom Table Queen, Festival Hybrid, Early Acorn Hybrid, Table Ace, Ebony and Cream of the Crop. It is not available in seedless variety.