Butternut Squash is typically grown during the winter time on the mainland however grows well during spring time here in Hawaii. It grows on a vine and tastes similar to pumpkin. As it gets ripe it gets deeper orange in color and sweet and rich in flavor. It’s a great source of fiber, vitamin C, A & E, magnesium, and potassium.
There are so many ways to enjoy butternut squash. It is equally delicious as a savory dish or sweet treat. The fruit is prepared by removing the skin, stalk, and seeds. However, the seeds are edible, either raw or roasted, and the skin is also edible and softens when roasted. One of the most common ways to prepare butternut squash is roasting. To do this, the squash is cut in half lengthwise, lightly brushed with cooking oil, and placed cut side down on a baking sheet. It is then baked for 45 minutes or until it is softened. Once roasted, it can be eaten in a variety of ways.
Farms that grow Butternut Squash
- Caramelized Butternut Squash
- Butternut Squash Salad
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Butternut Squash & Leek Tortellini
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