Can I keep cut-up raw butternut squash in the fridge, and if so, for how long?

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser October 4, 2010

Yes. Cover it -- put it in a container, ideally -- and you can keep it for at least 4 days.

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KitchenKim
KitchenKim October 4, 2010

Does the same hold true for cut-up peeled sweet-potatoes?

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Trevor
Trevor July 26, 2017

Any potato, russets, yams will keep in the fridge without turning brown if you have the pieces submerged under water.

lastnightsdinner
lastnightsdinner October 4, 2010

One of the farms at our wintertime farmers' market sells, in addition to whole squash, bags of peeled and seeded butternut squash segments. I bought some last year on a few occasions, and it kept well for several days in the fridge in its plastic wrapping.

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser October 4, 2010

Sweet potatoes brown after cutting, so I wouldn't store them this way.

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lizmom
lizmom November 13, 2012

I bought fresh butternut squash to make baby food. How long can I keep it uncooked in refrigerator????

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caninechef
caninechef July 27, 2017

If it is cut up, see discussion above. Whole butternut squash is nor normally refrigerated, but it also is traditionally a cool weather crop and stores well. I don't know if refrigeration would help or hurt storage this time of year. For general info here is a pretty good page: https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-store-butternut-squash-1389335
you will also get lots of hits if you Google storing butternut squash.

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