Otherwise known as winter squash, butternut squash is a vegetable similar to other types of squashes in terms of appearance, texture and flavor. It tastes sweet and is loaded with nutrients. This is one natural source of additional vitamin B3 (niacin), fiber, beta carotene (converts into vitamin A), iron, potassium and complex carbohydrates.
In other words, butternut squash is something you should include in your vegetable garden due to its awesome taste and helpful benefits to the health. But since we’re not going to focus on that aspect, let’s discuss when to pick butternut squash and how should be done properly.
Butternut squash that’s been harvested at exactly the right time has a wonderful nutty flavour. The texture is also perfect when it’s cooked. You can either mash it up with some butter, sugar & cinnamon; or simply cook it as lightly salted cubes.
Either way, knowing when to pick your butternut squash is an important factor in the success of your cooking.