One of our favorite winter vegetables, the butternut squash is in peak of season. A winter squash varietal, butternut squash is full of Vitamins A, B2, B6, C, and K, Manganese, Copper, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, and omega-3 fatty acids. This superfood aids in supporting cell division, promoting healthy vision, immune, intestinal and respiratory systems; while reducing risk of colon and lung cancer, lessens severity of asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Butternut squash is a versatile ingredient with a sweet and pleasantly nutty flavor that can often substitute other winter squash. Whether roasted, turned into a soup, or stuffed with mixed vegetables and quinoa, butternut squash is an easy to use ingredient with a vibrant orange color.
When selecting your butternut squash, look for one that appears heavy for its size. Thanks to it thick outer skin, butternut squash will stay fresh for up to a month when stored in a cool dark place. Once cut, unused portions must be refrigerated.
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