Butternut Squash

Scientific Name:  Cucurbita moschata
Season:  October - February

Storage Tips:  Can store for months in a cool, dry, dark place such as a pantry.

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Butternut squash is a type of winter storage squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium; and it is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin E.