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Butternut Squash

Butternut squash

This variety of squash has a lovely firm flesh that has to be cooked all the way through. It is excellent roasted in a little olive oil, cut into halves or smaller pieces mixed with other veg.
Season: Autumn
Nutritional benefits: Excellent source of Vitamin A, which is essential for vision, bone and teeth development, growth and tissue repair. Also good for Vitamin C.
Quick cook's tip: The easiest way to enjoy butternut squash is to peel and cube it, then roast in olive oil at 180C/350F/Gas 4 with crushed garlic, sea salt and pepper, 45-50 mins.
Cooking methods for butternut squash: 

  • Boiling
  • Roasting
  • Steaming

How to prepare and chop butternut squash
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