Butternut squash contains a sizeable helping of potassium which experts have shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure.
Plant foods like butternut squash that are high in both Vitamin C and beta-carotene can help boost immunity.
Butternut squash can enhance the hair and skin because of its high Vitamin A content
When stored in a cool, dry place, whole butternut squash can last up to a month.
The name squash comes from the Narragansett Indian term “askutasquash”, which means raw or uncooked.