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Winter Squash

 

Season:

·       September- December

Preparing Tips:

·  Winter squash can be used in any recipe that calls for pumpkin.

·  Can be served steamed, baked, or boiled.

·       Squash soup served in a squash bowl makes an interesting and delicious option to your table.

·       Acorn squash are the right size and shape for stuffing and baking.

·  Spaghetti squash can be served with pasta sauce as substitute for pasta.

Storage Tips:

·  Properly stored squash should keep 2-4 months at 50 degrees and dry location.

·       Winter squash get better in storage as the starch converts to sugar.

Nutritional Info:

·       Have high levels of vitamin A and some vitamin C, folate and potassium.

 

HOW TO CAN WINTER SQUASH:

Wash; remove seeds; pare. Cut into 1–inch cubes. Boil 2 minutes in water. Do not mash. Cover with boiling water, leaving 1–inch headspace. Process in pressure canner, pints 55 minutes and quarts 90 minutes.

 

HOW TO FREEZE WINTER SQUASH:

Wash, cut in halves and scoop out seeds and membrane. Place cut side down on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until tender. Scoop out pulp; mash, cool, package, and freeze. Leave 1–inch headspace in rigid containers.



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