What is a Buttercup Squash?
- Buttercup squash has a dark green with grayish stripes or flecks. The shape is a flattened round look with the addition of a crown or top knot that is usually lighter in color. The flesh is orange and has a sweet taste and drier texture than other squashes.
How to Eat
- Halve and place cut side down in a cooking dish with 1/2 inch of water, cover, and bake for 40-45 minutes at 375 degrees, or microwave halves in same amount of water covered for 12-15 minutes.
- Excellent source of vitamins A and C.
How to Choose
- Choose squash with hard unblemished shells that seem heavy for their size.
How to Store
- Store uncut in a cool, dry area up to 3 months. Refrigerate cut squash up to 1 week.
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