Acorn Squash

Seasonality:

  • Acorn squash is in 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 Select 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.

How to Store Acorn Squash:

  • 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 fiber 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.