The BUTTERNUT squash is a pear-shaped piece of moderate size. Its skin is thin if we compare it with other varieties of pumpkins. Its color is creamy orange, with a more intense orange flesh.
It is highly appreciated for several reasons, including its creamy texture and sweet flavor, reminiscent of nuts. Its orange meat admits all kinds of culinary preparations: baked, fried, cooked, roasted and even raw it tastes great.
It is also highly appreciated for its nutritional value, it is rich in vitamin A and C, beta-carotene, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, fiber, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and it is also low in calories, which is why it is suitable for weight control diets, provided that it is not made with ingredients or cooking methods that increase the caloric value.