Sold as a single Squash (~1kg / 2.2 lbs)
Butternut Squash (also known as the butternut pumpkin) is the sweetest type of winter squash. Though technically a fruit, it is most often used as a vegetable, and has a sweet, nutty taste (similar to that of a pumpkin), with yellow skin and a fleshy bright orange pulp.
Its versatility makes it a favorite in the kitchen, being able to turn a dull salad into stunner, and lending a vegetarian creaminess to dishes like risotto and ravioli!
Seasonal all-year round, but best harvested from June to September
- Full of Nutrients: Low in fat, the Butternut Squash contains a very healthy dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium (important for bone health), vitamin B6, essential for your nervous and immune systems) and folate (boosts heart-health and helps guard against brain and spinal-cord-related birth defects)!
- Beta-Carotene Rich: Most of a Butternut Squash's vitamin A content comes from beta-carotene, which when consumed is associated with a significantly reduced risk of lung cancer, macular degeneration, UV-induced skin damage and breast cancer!
Health Benefits are based on empirical research as cited above, but this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.