I want Squash NOW….Vegetable
Squash is a popular and healthy Mediterranean food. There are different types and ways to cook it. Squash provides an excellent source of carotenes, vitamin B, C and potassium. It is also an excellent form of fiber and can help prevent colon cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and prostate problems.
What are the different types of squash?
- Acorn- small, ribbed squash with a dark greenish gold shell; served halved and baked
- Spaghetti- buttery fleshed and served like spaghetti
- Pumpkin- Halloween Squash
- Butternut- most popular type; large pear like shape; taste like a sweet potato with nuts
When: Great during the winter cold
What: Squash should be heavy and firm. Make sure it has no bruises or softness anywhere on the skin.
Where: Store it in a dark, cool, dry place. NOT in a refrigerator. If it is stored in <50 degrees Farenheit, it will break down quickly.
How Long (does it last): Acorn and butternut ~ 3months while other squash can last between 1 to 6 months