A favorite of the winter season, this member of the gourd family is closely related to pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers. With a warm, creamy flavor and amazing nutritional profile, it's a great addition to any NutriBlast. Butternut squashes, also known as winter squashes, are low in calories and high in dietary fiber and vitamin A.
Look for a butternut that's heavy for its size; the skin should be firm and free of bruising. If stored in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator), a butternut squash can last several weeks.
Calcium 6.7% Iron 5.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 6.7%
Vitamin K 1.9% Thiamin 9.3%
Riboflavin 1.6% Niacin 8.4%
Vitamin B-6 10.8% Folate 9.5%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 5.6%
Phosphorus 4.6% Magnesium 11.9%
Zinc 1.4% Selenium 1.0%
Copper 5.0% Manganese 14.1%