Can butternut squash skins eat?

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How to cook Butternut squash. You can eat the skin, so there's no need to peel it. Simply halve it, scoop out the seeds and chop it into chunks, then roast it and add it to a warm winter salad or throw it into curries, stews or soups..
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What does butternut squash taste like? Butternut squash has the texture of a roasted sweet potato but a bit softer.
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As long as the pieces are dry to the touch, not slimy, and smell fresh, they will be safe to use. If you are bringing home whole squash, store in a cool spot in your pantry until you want to use them. If you are lucky enough to have a root cellar or cold storage, feel free to stock up.
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If you've ever peeled and cut a butternut squash, you might have had this happen and wondered how to get squash residue off your hands. The residue creates a film that dries and tightens your skin, something like a peel-off facial mask. Except this film does not peel off, and it doesn't wash off with a normal washing.
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However, they could also make you quite ill if you're not careful. Squash can contain a toxic compound called cucurbitacin E., which can cause cucurbit poisoning, also known as toxic squash syndrome (not to be confused with toxic shock syndrome) in people who ingest it.
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You can freeze raw butternut squash pieces in the same way you would freeze berries: Place them on a baking sheet, spaced out so they don't touch each other, and freeze until very firm.
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