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Thursday, December 22, 2011

In Season: Winter Squash

Winter Squash is in season! What is it, what do you do with it, how do you select it?  All great questions for these vegetables that are delightful to look at but intimidating to fit in your meal plan.  Butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and pumpkin are the most common of the winter squash family, but calabaza, blue or golden hubbard, acorn, kabocha are other varieties of this plentiful squash.

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How to select winter squash at the grocery store is an important task for the product it produces.  Also, look at these recipes: 10 Ways to enjoy Butternut Squash to find ways to incorporate this excellent source of vitamin A & C and good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium.


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