Fruits and Vegetables
Appearance: Beige skin and orange, fleshy pulp
Availability: In season from September to March
Look for: Solid beige color and no deep cuts or bruises
How to Prepare: Rinse outer skin and cut lengthwise with a large knife. Scoop out the seeds from the middle of the squash. The skin can be peeled or left on, depending on preference. Then, cut into cubes.
How to Store: Store in a cool, dark place for up to a month.
Fun Fact: The seeds of the squash can be roasted and enjoyed, just like pumpkin seeds.
Nutrition Fact: Butternut squash is rich in vitamin A, which supports eye health.