Although it’s botanically a fruit, butternut squash functions in food preparation more like a vegetable.
The incredible nutritional value of butternut squash is difficult to overstate. With over four times the recommended daily value of vitamin A in just one serving, over half the recommended intake of vitamin C, and an impressive list of other vitamins and minerals, I highly recommend using this as a staple in your home. It is also a good source of fiber, potassium, and several other key nutrients.
- One serving of butternut squash (about 205 grams) contains about 82 calories, 21.5 grams of carbohydrates, 1.8 grams of protein and 0.2 grams of fat.
This creamy fruit hasn’t been around for long, but we are thankful for what it brings to Fall and Winter dishes. Butternut Squash can enhance or form the basis of a range of sweet and savory dishes.
Recipe Suggestion: Use butternut squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, scallions and ground (goat/lamb meat) to create a healthy and hearty Fall Hash!