Butternut squash is this season’s most delicious and versatile superstar. A winter
squash (somewhat misnamed, as it will be harvested the next few weeks) that
grows on a vine, it has a sweet, nutty taste that is comparable to pumpkin. The
riper it gets, the sweeter and richer the flavor!
Butternut squash is a great source of fiber, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A
and C. Originating in New England in the 1940s, it is botanically a fruit (actually a
berry), but culinarily, it is used as a vegetable and can be roasted, sauteed, toasted
and pureed for soups. Likewise, it can be mashed and baked in casseroles, breads,
muffins and pies.
We at Tailor Cut Produce will be processing a lot of butternut squash throughout
the season. We whole peel, dice, cube or shred it… whatever our clients request.
Speak to your customers and let us supply you (and them) with this incredibly
delicious and versatile fruit… you’ll be “berry” glad you did!
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