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8 Dec

Be a Better Butternut

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Why eat “I’ll have diabetes with that” spuds when you can eat mellow, healthy butternut squash?

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This delicately-flavored squash typically comes cubed in the produce section. It’s also a popular soup puree. And it sure beats other starchy vegetables in the nutrition department. One serving gives you half your daily vitamin C requirement and 450% of your vitamin A requirement! At 80 calories per cup (compared to 100 for a small potato), with little impact on your blood sugar, butternuts are just better! You can mash, bake, puree, slice, and dice to your heart’s content.

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  1. All I really wanted to know is: is butternut squash a good primal choice? The net says it’s high on the glycemic index but it seems to be recommended here on MDA. I found the most spectacular butternut squash soup and would hate to cross it off the list. Help!

    Andy Mueller wrote on May 28th, 2012
    • I would like to know if this is primal as well….

      Neil wrote on June 5th, 2013

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