• Winter Squash Superfood
    Superfood_winter_squash_20_59x36_61_vertical3.jpgWhat
    Winter squash is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown in most of the country. It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. When ripened to this stage, fruits of most varieties can be stored for use throughout the winter.

    Which
    Acorn, Delicata, Spaghetti, Butternut, Pumpkin, Hubbard, Banana

    Why
    Winter Squash are one of our best sources of carotenes, offering an off season antioxidant boost.

    How
    Prepare winter squash by peeling, deseeding and roasting, boiling or steaming until tender.  An 'easier' preparation is to cook the squash cut in half since peeling can be difficult.  Once cooked, pulp can be scooped out or skin gently removed. Peels of many winter squash can be left on eaten such as for Delicata, Butternut, Kabocha and Acorn.  It gives a nice texture, nuttiness and extra fiber.  Just be sure to wash well before cooking.

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