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.

It’s delicious…

  • Steamed
  • Boiled
  • Grilled
  • On the braai
  • Roasted
  • Pan-fried in butter/coconut oil, with a pinch of cinnamon

Nutritional benefits

  • 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?

To get the perfect butternut, make sure that the skin is smooth, un-dented and still has part of it’s stem attached. It should also feel heavy.

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.

Easy peeling

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.

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