Butternut is one of the smoothest, most delicious and nutritious ‘super foods’ available and one of the most versatile veggies to have close at hand in your kitchen.
- On the braai
- Pan-fried in butter/coconut oil, with a pinch of cinnamon
- Vital poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins.
- More vitamin A than pumpkin
- Contains no saturated fat
- Low in cholesterol
- Rich source of dietary fibre and phyto-nutrients
Which butternut to choose?
How to store butternut
Whole butternuts keep longer, so don’t cut it until you need to use it. It’s best to store butternut in a cool, dry place.
Pierce the butternut with a fork and place it in the microwave for one minute. Remove it and peel with a potato peeler. Once cut, remove the seeds and dice. If you don’t need the whole butternut, pop the remaining cubes in a zip-lock bag and freeze it, you can always use it later.
Butternut squash can be included in a variety of meals for your family. It’s so tasty and can be used on it’s own, in salads, roasted with various other veggies, in soups and in pasta – its uses are endless.
Bumbles™ butternut and coconut cream soup
Soups are a hearty way to get all of those nutritious vitamins into our bodies and luckily, most babies love soup!
Download Bumbles™ Butternut & Coconut Cream Soup recipe.