3 Butternut Squash Shopping Tips

 
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites

Whether you're doing some last-minute Thanksgiving shopping or were just reminded of the goodness of butternut squash in the latest edition of Fun Vegetable Trivia, we thought some butternut squash shopping tips might come in handy today.

So, without further ado, here are three of our favorites!

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip #1: Choose a squash that's heavy for its size and free of any cuts or bruises.

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip #2: Try a nearby farmers' market or farm stand. You can often find sweet varieties of butternut squash -- along with other winter squashes in all shapes and sizes. Going to a local market or farm stand is a fun way to change up your vegetable routine in general, and we've gotten some fantastic butternut squash at our local stands lately.

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip #3: Look to the rind! Butternut squashes with hard, deep-colored rinds usually taste the best.

You can also buy frozen pureed squash (choose some without added sugar or sodium) or pre-peeled, pre-cut butternut squash. Which option is best for you?

References:

  1. https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Health-and-Safety/Living-Healthy-in-Florida/Healthy-Learning/All-About-Florida-Products/Winter-Squash
  2. https://fruitsandveggies.org/fruits-and-veggies/butternut-squash/

Become a premium member today and get access to hundreds of articles and handouts plus our premium tools!

Upcoming Posts

 

Fun Fruit Trivia: Peaches


August 2022

 
UP NEXT IN Food and Health, Prevention
Could Eating Fish Regularly Raise Your Risk of Skin Cancer?

New Products Available Now

 
Published on Categories articles, prevention, practitioner ideas and news, food and health, nutrition education resources, ingredients, diet and cancer, PremiumTags , , , , , ,