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Butternut Squash

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Butternut Squash

The butternut squash is a bottle-shaped type of squash with a sweet taste. All the seeds and membranes are found in the round part of the butternut and are therefore easy to remove. The name ‘butternut’ comes from its buttery flesh and nutty flavour.


The origin of butternut squash Origin

The butternut squash originates from Mexico and Guatemala. Our butternut squashes come mainly from Portugal and Brazil.


Taste of butternut Taste

The orange, firm flesh of the butternut squash has a slightly sweet, buttery flavour. The butternut squash tastes a little milder and nuttier than the well-known pumpkin.


Use of butternut Use

One big advantage of the butternut squash is that you don’t need to peel it. The skin is thin and is softened by cooking. This versatile squash can be eaten raw or steamed, but the flavour really comes into its own when it is roasted.


Store a butternut Storage

The butternut squash is best kept in a cool, dry place. It tastes best when the skin is a deep orange colour.


tips TIP!

Butternut squash is delicious in stews. Or try using it to make bread or a tart; its sweet flavour lends itself perfectly.


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Nutritional value butternut Nutritional value

  per 100 gr
Energy (kcal) 45 kcal
Energy (kJ) 188 kJ
Carbohydrates 11,7 g
of which sugars 2,2 g
Fat 0,1 g
of which saturates 0 g
Fibre 2 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 4 mg
Vitamin C 21 mg
   



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