Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday’s Cupful: Delicata Squash

An elegant lady

We recently stumbled on to this lovely squash. Look for the striated green and yellow skin with and an oblong shape. The biological name for this squash is Cucurbita pepo. Cutting into a ripe specimen of this winter squash reveals deep yellow and orange flesh that’s firm yet buttery and smooth. Once cooked, it has a sweetness that isn't overbearing at all. Other names of for this squash are peanut squash, sweet potato squash, and Bohemian squash. Delicatas contain beta-carotene, manganese, and vitamin C.

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