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The temperatures have gotten quite chilly. It would help if you had something to warm you up. A great way to do that is with a taste of Fall.

The pumpkin might be the icon of Fall, but butternut squash is the star. It’s a shower stopper. Sweet and Nutty. You can create so many delicious meals.

My last butternut squash haul at P&P produce in Northport. Everyone is so lovely and friendly. You will always find a smiling face at 2000 20th Avenue in Northport.

Mary K, Townsquare Media

Butternut squash. Not only does it look, feel smell, and taste like Fall. It is packed with many great benefits. “Though you can eat butternut squash raw, this winter squash is commonly roasted or baked,” said Healthline. In “one cup (205 grams) of cooked butternut squash provides the following.”

  • Calories: 82
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Vitamin A: 457% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Vitamin C: 52% of the RDI
  • Vitamin E: 13% of the RDI
  • Thiamine (B1): 10% of the RDI
  • Niacin (B3): 10% of the RDI
  • Pyridoxine (B6): 13% of the RDI
  • Folate (B9): 10% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 17% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 18% of the RDI

Now, I will admit that butternut squash is a beast to peal. It’s so worth it. This video from MyRecipes is a great way to learn how to peel and chop butternut squash.

My cousin-in-law, Victor Zeno with Spice and Advice, has a killer roasted butternut squash soup. Super easy too! It’s a hearty velvety delicious soup. The soup is creamy, warm, and will lift your spirits! Also, save the seeds and make roasted seeds. Be sure to add cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick. Click here for the full recipe.

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