v
5+ A Day
Butternut

Availability

New Zealand butternut is available from December through to June.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in a cool, dry and dark place, when cut store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The butternut squash is a Native American gourd that became popular in the mid-nineteenth century.

 

Facts

  • Butternut is a type of winter squash and is similar in taste to pumpkin
  • Butternut squash seeds are packed with energy as they contain around 35-40% oil and 30% protein

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant in mid Spring
  • Butternut grows well in a sunny, well-drained position
  • Butternut grows on a vine

Nutrition Information

1 wedge = 130 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 269/64 3% 207/49
Protein (g) 1.4 4% 1.8
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.04 0% 0.03
Available carbohydrate (g) 12.4 4% 9.5
- sugars (g) 5.6 6% 4.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.9 10% 2.2
Sodium (mg) 2 0% 2
Vitamin A Eqiuv. (µg) 754 100% RDI* 580
Vitamin C (mg) 26 25% RDI* 20
Folate (µg) 35 18% RDI* 27
Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.5 10% ESADDI** 0.4
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 24% RDI* 1.8
Potassium (mg) 445   342

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

 **Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake

Source: FOODfiles 2016