Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata)

Food as Medicine: Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Cucurbita moschata— often referred to as winter or pumpkin squash — is a trailing annual with lobed leaves that produce yellow flowers. Mature fruits that are peanut- or bottle-shaped are harvested for their rich orange flesh and edible seeds. Native to tropical and subtropical America, butternut squash requires warmer climates for cultivation as it

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