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Butternut squash is one of the most popular of the winter squash varieties. Sure, it can be tricky to peel (try these tips, or go for pre-prepped options), but the yield is high and the uses are many.
Butternut squash is a respectable source of fiber, and the bright orange color means this bad boy is rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene. One serving provides more than 350% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, essential for good eyesight and healthy skin. The sweet winter squash is also rich in energizing B-complex vitamins.
Here are five simple uses for butternut squash:
Roast it: Keep it whole, cut into sections or wedges or cube it. Any way you slice it, roasted squash is a simple everyday side dish.
Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
Try this: Butternut Squash Risotto
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