Delicata Squash

Background Info:

  • Also known as the sweet potato squash
  • Torpedo-shaped and grooved
  • Has green stripes that turn pale orange as it ages

Nutrition Information:

Taste & Texture:

  • When cooked it has a buttery flavor and creamy texture with a maple syrup-like sweetness

Season:

  • Midsummer through fall
  • Peak months are September through November

Choose:

  • Make sure it’s firm, heavy, and unblemished
  • The ideal weight is 1 pound although they can grow up to 3 pounds

Store:

  • At room temperature, in a dark and dry place
    • Should last 2-3 weeks or longer
  • Do not put in the refrigerator

Prep:

  • Has a delicate and edible skin therefore it doesn’t need to be peeled
  • Scrub with a vegetable brush under cold water to remove dirt
  • Cut in half and remove the stem
  • Remove the seeds and strings

Reference:

  • Young, Grace. “Seeking Squash.” Weight Watchers. November/December 2015. 69.
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