Butternut squash is a winter squash that originated in the Americas. Although technically a fruit, Indigenous peoples have long used it as a vegan protein source when combined with corn and beans. The three are known as “The Three Sisters” when they are all together, and they are a popular sight in October. Butternut squash is low in calories but high in vitamins A, C, magnesium, and potassium, among other minerals.
Butternut squash goes well with a variety of sweet and savory meals. It’s a good source of vitamin A and various other nutrients.