Winter squash is an October Foods of the Month, and we love all of the varieties and versatility of this great food!
Here are some interesting facts about winter squash:
- Have a hard shell and thus not eaten (unlike their sister “summer squash” varieties)
- Come in a variety of shapes and sizes with flesh that ranges in color from golden-yellow to brilliant orange
- Varieties include pumpkins, acorn, butternut, hubbard, turban and “spaghetti” squash
- Most grow on a vine and are picked when fully mature.
- Take longer to mature than summer squash (about 3 months or more) and are best harvested once the cool weather of fall sets in
- Can be stored for months in a cool place, hence the name “winter” squash
Now that you are all informed about winter squash, watch this video featuring Peri Stolic and Pepto, the stomach, sharing how to make a spaghetti squash surprise recipe:
Here’s to getting creative with your winter squash this month!