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Acorn squash is usually available year-round, with peak season from early October to December.
▪️Health Benefits of Acorn Squash:
Acorn squash is high in antioxidants that help fight free radical damage.
Contains carotenoids, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, thiamine, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and other key nutrients.
▪️ How to Store Acorn Squash
Store acorn squash in a cool, dark place for up to one month.
Once cut, wrap in plastic and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Squash store best at an even 50°F in a dark place. This could be a cool and dark shelf, cabinet, or drawer in the kitchen, pantry, or closet. Squash are better off not touching each other or any hard surfaces.
▪️How to Prepare Acorn Squash:
Rinse with running water. Place acorn squash on cutting board and use a large, sharp knife to cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and excess fibre from middle of squash.
The skin is edible and will soften upon cooking.
▪️Fun Facts About Acorn Squash:
Acorn squash is a winter squash and member of the Cucurbitaceae family.
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