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Butternut Squash is a long, pear-shaped squash with tan skin and orange, sweetly flavoured flesh.

It is a member of the winter squash family and is native to North America.

Preparation and UseEdit

To prepare butternut squash, cut it in half and remove the seeds. Then peel to remove the tough, outer skin.

Butternut squash can be roasted, stir-fried or added to casseroles. It also makes a great soup and when pureed it makes delicious baby food.

Health and NutritionEdit

Butternut Squash is an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin E.

The body converts beta carotene into vitamin A which helps to strengthen your immune system and helps you see in the dark.

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