Butternuts have a smooth texture, sweet & nutty taste... delicious & nutritious
Butternut is great raw - sliced thinly & marinated... its also great roasted with toasted almonds & or crumbled Amaretti biscuits on top
Butternut squash seeds are packed with energy as they contain around 35-40% oil & 30% protein.
Butternut seeds can be roasted for a protein packed inexpensive snack.
Butternuts are thin skinned... can be cooked with the skin on
Butternut are shaped like a pear
Butternuts are low in fat & high in vitamins, with ample dose of dietary fibre
Butternuts contain the mineral nutrient magnesium which is necessary for the functioning of the nervous system & muscles & needed for normal bones & teeth
Butternut grows well in a sunny, well-drained position on a vine.
Store in a cool dry & dark place, when cut store in the refridgerator
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 12th Edition, Plant & Food Research 2018