Dehydrating butternut squash takes a little prep work but is loaded
with vitamin A, followed by vitamin C, Folate, vitamin E, vitamin K,
Niacin, and trace amounts of Pantothenic Acid and Thiamin, so it's well
worth your time and energy. In the butternut squash's mineral department potassium ranks
high, followed by calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, with trace amounts of
selenium, manganese, and zinc. Butternut squash also contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too. Although butternut squash can be difficult to peel, it's well
worth the effort!
This vegetable needs to be steamed
lightly first, to aid in the dehydrating process. Butternut squash makes
a great soup, and purées well for
sauces, but my main use of it is for my Chicken Chow dog food!