butternut pumpkin
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  • Characterised by a bulb shaped bottom.
  • Slightly narrower neck.
  • Roast beautifully.
  • There is no need to peel.

Health Benefits

100g of Butternut Pumpkin yields the following:

  • Calories – 45
  • Total Carbs – 9% of DV
  • Protein – 1g
  • Dietary Fibre – 5% of DV
  • Vitamin A – 354% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 35% of DV
  • Calcium – 5% of DV
  • Iron – 9% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • Check for a smooth, uniformly coloured skin; the flesh should be firm.
  • Knock on the shell – ripe pumpkins will make a “hollow” sound.
  • Look for a pumpkin that is completely orange, because partially green pumpkins might not ripen any further.

Storage tips

  • Pumpkins should store for a considerable time (many weeks) if kept in a cool dry place.
  • However, once cut a pumpkin should be kept in the refrigerator with the seeds removed.
  • It may be cooked with skin on or off.

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