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Butternut squash

Meet the butternut squash! A pumpkin that not only tastes delicious, but also has a unique bottle-like shape! The mild autumnal flavour elevates many recipes, and the best part? Its easy to use too.  

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ORIGIN

Originally, the butternut squash comes from Mexico and Guatemala. Today, our butternut squash comes mainly from Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Honduras.  

 

TASTE

The orange, firm flesh of the butternut squash has a slightly sweet and buttery taste, making it softer and nuttier compared to the traditional round pumpkin. 

 

USE AND PREPARATION

Despite its appearance, using butternut squash is easier than it seems. You don’t need to peel it as the thin skin softens during cooking. Another plus is that the seeds and threads are precisely hidden in the bulbous part, making them super easy to remove. Raw or steamed; the versatile butternut squash can be eaten in both forms. Still, it’s best from the oven.   

STORAGE ADVICE

Store butternut squash in a cool, dry place and wait for its skin to turn deep orange for the best flavour.  

EXOTIC TIP!

As you could read earlier, there are countless possibilities when it comes to butternut squash. Try it in a stew, or use it as an ingredient to make bread or cake, as its sweetness is great for that! We’ll bet you’ll become a fan!  

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Butternut squash contains both vitamin C and beta-carotene (vitamin A). This combination is very good for boosting your immune system. Butternut squash also contains a lot of fibre. Eating enough fibre can contribute to your satiety, or feeling full. Fibre helps keep your digestive system healthy.  

ORIGIN

Originally, the butternut squash comes from Mexico and Guatemala. Today, our butternut squash comes mainly from Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Honduras.  

 

TASTE

The orange, firm flesh of the butternut squash has a slightly sweet and buttery taste, making it softer and nuttier compared to the traditional round pumpkin. 

 

USE AND PREPARATION

Despite its appearance, using butternut squash is easier than it seems. You don’t need to peel it as the thin skin softens during cooking. Another plus is that the seeds and threads are precisely hidden in the bulbous part, making them super easy to remove. Raw or steamed; the versatile butternut squash can be eaten in both forms. Still, it’s best from the oven.   

STORAGE ADVICE

Store butternut squash in a cool, dry place and wait for its skin to turn deep orange for the best flavour.  

EXOTIC TIP!

As you could read earlier, there are countless possibilities when it comes to butternut squash. Try it in a stew, or use it as an ingredient to make bread or cake, as its sweetness is great for that! We’ll bet you’ll become a fan!  

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Butternut squash contains both vitamin C and beta-carotene (vitamin A). This combination is very good for boosting your immune system. Butternut squash also contains a lot of fibre. Eating enough fibre can contribute to your satiety, or feeling full. Fibre helps keep your digestive system healthy.  

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Nutritional value

Energy (kcal)45 kcal
Energy (kJ)188 kJ
Fat11,7 g
of which saturates2,2 g
Carbohydrates0,1 g
of which sugars0 g
Fibre2 g
Protein1 g
Sodium4 mg
Vitamin C21 mg

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How do you cut a butternut?
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STEP 1
Cut the butternut in half lengthwise.
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STEP 2
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
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STEP 3
Cut the butternut squash into sections and then into chunks.

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