Did you know that butternut squash has been known for over 8000 to 10 000 years? First Nations people used to eat the seeds. The Aztecs, May and Incas cultivated butternut squash at the same time as corn and beans. Christopher Columbus was the first European to taste this fruit; he subsequently brought it back to Europe.
As cool fall weather approaches, why not make a delicious and colourful butternut squash soup? It is truly comforting with warm spices, such as ginger, cumin or cayenne pepper.