Three ways with buttercup pumpkin
As well as having an adorable name, buttercup pumpkins (also known as buttercup squash) have the kind of vegetable good looks that you’d expect to find in a classic fairy tale. While their bright orange flesh and British racing green exterior makes them the ideal vegetable carriage for Cinderella, they’re also little powerhouses of nutritious goodness.
Like all pumpkins, they’re high in vitamins A, C and E and contain useful amounts of folate and potassium. They’re also among the first wave of pumpkins to mature, which is why you’ll find them for sale ahead of their big, grey-skinned cousins. The experts at vegetables.co.nz say buttercup pumpkins have a similar calorie and carbohydrate profile to potatoes.