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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

SELECT

Butternut Squash is available fresh or frozen for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose squash that is heavy for its size. 

Varieties to Explore
Acorn Squash 
Banana Squash 
Buttercup Squash 
Carnival Squash 
Delicata Squash
Hubbard Squash 
Kabocha Squash
Sweet Dumpling Squash 
Varieties of Winter Squash 

Nutrient Content Claims
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of vitamin C, Good source of copper, High in vitamin A 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Butternut squash is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Butternut squash is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Butternut squash is sodium free. 
  • Butternut squash, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Butternut squash contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C and an excellent source of vitamin A. 

STORE

Store butternut squash in a cool, dark place for up to a month. Once cut, refrigerate unused portion.

SERVE

Check out our butternut squash recipes!

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Social Media Posts 

Add some spice to your life! Try this Spicy Dried Plum Marinara w/Butternut Squash Noodles! http://ow.ly/Uqyrg @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

SAVOR the FLAVOR! Our pal, Allison Stowell, RD of Hannaford Brothers Company shares 5 FANTASTIC ways to prepare Butternut Squash + a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/Curry recipe: http://ow.ly/TICrC @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Chef Andrew Dole, RD steps into our kitchen tonight to make this delicious Red Curry Butternut Squash dish: http://ow.ly/Sp3zh @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Try this yummy & wholesome, Butternut Squash Ravioli w/ Fresh Fruit Salad: http://ow.ly/H8dMn @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

This Butternut Squash salad is PERFECT for #MeatlessMonday:
http://ow.ly/yY2IR @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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