If you haven’t had butternut squash, it’s just like pumpkin, only better. In fact, most of the pureed pumpkin you buy in cans is actually butternut squash, because it’s a little sweeter than pumpkin.
Like it’s sibling, the pumpkin, butternut squash also comes loaded with vitamin A. If you ever wondered what gives it that bright orange color, it’s the beta-carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A. Butternut squash also has an impressive amount of vitamin C.
Carbs v. Fiber
To top it all off, it’s low in carbohydrates and pretty high in fiber, so it won’t spike your blood sugar like a lot of your other options for starchy foods.
Mark Sisson gives a number of benefits to eating butternut squash.