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.
The butternut is a Native American gourd that became popular in the mid-nineteenth century.
- Butternut is a type of winter squash and is similar in taste to pumpkin
- Butternut seeds are packed with energy as they contain around 35-40% oil and 30% protein
- Plant in mid Spring
- Butternut grows well in a sunny, well-drained position
- Butternut grows on a vine
Butternut is a good source of vitamins A and C and a source of folate, potassium and vitamin E.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.