There are many varieties of winter squash available to us, including butternut, acorn, kabocha, spaghetti, buttercup, and delicata.
Why is it good for my body?Winter squashes are good sources of vitamins A, C, K, B6, B2, and B3. They also contain fiber, manganese, copper, potassium, folate, and magnesium.
Where does it come from?The hard shelled squash species, winter squash, are American in origin. Native peoples considered them one of the Three Sisters, along with beans and corn.
What season is it fresh?Summer through fall is the harvest time for winter squash, but they store so well that they are available year round.
How do I store and handle it?The storage of winter squash varies with the type, but they all fare best in a cool, dry storage area. Spaghetti squash can store for up to five weeks, whereas Butternut can be stored for up to six months!
What are ways to eat it?Most varieties of winter squash are perfect for roasting and soups. Try Doctor Yum's Butternut Mac and Cheese or Nimo's Chicken Butternut Soup for delicious family favorites!