Store butternut squash seed oil in a cool, dark, dry place. Though you can continue to store it in a cool, dark, dry place after opening, the shelf life will be longer if it is refrigerated.
Up to 1 year unopened. Use within four months of opening for best quality (longer if refrigerated).
Use butternut squash seed oil as a finishing oil, cooking oil, salad oil (try it in vinaigrettes!), dipping oil, in marinades or as an ingredient in baked goods. For an unusual dessert, try drizzling it over ice cream. For a tasty snack, try it on popcorn instead of butter.
It’s delicious mixed into mashed potatoes, polenta and vegetable purees instead of butter or drizzled over hot soup just before serving.
Butternut squash seed oil’s flavor pairs particularly well with meats (especially grilled), fish, sea scallops, corn, multigrain bread, green beans, Brussels sprouts, spinach, squash, cauliflower, avocado, papaya, or mango.
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