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

asked by @kellysnoms almost 8 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added almost 8 years ago

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

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KitchenKim
added almost 8 years ago

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

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Trevor
added about 1 year ago

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

lastnightsdinner
added almost 8 years ago

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

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 8 years ago

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

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lizmom
added almost 6 years ago

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

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caninechef
added about 1 year ago

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...
you will also get lots of hits if you Google storing butternut squash.