Butternut squash

The butternut squash is a bottle-shaped type of squash with a sweet taste. All the seeds and membranes are found in the round part of the butternut and are therefore easy to remove. The name ‘butternut’ comes from its buttery flesh and nutty flavour.

The orange, firm flesh of the butternut squash has a slightly sweet, buttery flavour. The butternut squash tastes a little milder and nuttier than the well-known pumpkin. Yex provides active promotional support for this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with promotions and activities!

Butternut squash goes under our brand Discovered.

Passport Butternut squash

Name Butternut squash
Family Cucurbitaceae
Variety Cucurbita moschata
Origin Mexico
Source Portugal, Brasil, Spain, Honduras
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier’s brand

Storage advice Butternut squash

In the store

Before selling, the butternut squash must be stored in a cool, dry place at 10 to 13°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 75%. Do not store together with apples.

At home

We recommend that consumers store their butternut squash in a cool, dry place. It tastes best when the skin is a deep orange colour.

Usage tips Butternut squash

This versatile squash can be eaten raw or steamed, but the flavour really comes into its own when it is roasted. One big advantage of the butternut squash is that you don’t need to peel it. The skin is thin and is softened by cooking.

Extra tip for the consumer

Butternut squash is delicious in stews and soups.

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Growing areas Butternut squash

The butternut squash originates from Mexico and Guatemala. Our butternut squashes come mainly from Portugal and Brazil, but also from Spain and Honduras.

Discovered Butternut squash

Butternut squash goes under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.


Butternut squash

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