I want Squash NOW….


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?

  1. Acorn- small, ribbed squash with a dark greenish gold shell; served halved and baked
  2. Spaghetti- buttery fleshed and served like spaghetti
  3. Pumpkin- Halloween Squash
  4. 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


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