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Let us share some information with you about this popular fruit which is used as vegetable:

Origin and Characteristics

It is also known as the butternut pumpkin and has a sweet and nutty taste. With a yellow skin and a fleshy pulp of orange inside, it grows on vines and is more commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. This is usually roasted and toasted or mashed up and used in between the breads and muffins.


This fruit/vegetable is available usually during the winter season – and in the months of January, February, October, November and December.

As a preferred butternut supplier in South Africa and considering how popular this veggie is in our country, we make sure that we can assist our customers with the supply throughout the year.


This is used quite commonly in South Africa in the preparation of soups or is eaten after grilling. When it is grilled and seasoned with spices like the cinnamon, nutmeg etc., it tastes delicious. This is a good storehouse for the Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, fibre, Magnesium, Manganese and Potassium.


You could check out the recipe of Butternut Squash with Cinnamon roasting. As this has a natural sweetness, the mixing of Cinnamon enhances the flavor. It is an excellent side dish and can be added to rice or salads. And, if there is leftover from this recipe, you can blend them and make them into soup.

Ingredients: a peeled and seeded butternut squash, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp cinnamon powder and salt to taste.

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the butternut squash cubes with sugar, cinnamon, olive oil and salt and coat them well. Put these into a baking tray and spread them over. Now, roast them and check them in between to check if they have become brown and tender. You might have to keep them for about 40 to 45 minutes.

Tips: While you are trying to cut the butternut squash, make sure that you cut the stem and the bottom end and then slice them in half. While peeling off the skin, you should remove the green streaks if they are there. Once you have cut them in halves, you can remove the seeds with the help of spoon.

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