Sure, pumpkin might be the *cool kid* of fall foods, but don’t forget about butternut squash. Known for its bright orange flesh and plump pear shape, the gourd is bursting with essential nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. If you’re ready to fall in love with butternut squash’s health benefits (along with the many ways to use it), read on.
What Is Butternut Squash?
There’s one thing to get out of the way first, and it’s going to blow your mind: Butternut squash is a fruit. Yes, really! It’s typically used in recipes like you would a veggie (think: roasted, sautéed,