A Conversation for Many Tasty Things to do with a Butternut Squash

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AgProv2

Wasn't the skin and pith also used as the basis for a dye during the American Civil War? When Northern sanctions started to bite, the Confederate armies started going to war not in grey but in "butternut brown", suggesting an abundant material close to hand being used to give raw cotton cloth a uniform stain.


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Post 2

Dogster

Now that is an obscure fact! I hope it's true. smiley - smiley


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