Select acorn squash that are dull and heavy for their size. Store in a cool, dry area away from extreme temperatures and sunlight. Acorn squash can stay fresh for up to 3 months.
How to Select
Select acorn squash that are dull and heavy for their size. Avoid squash with soft spots or cracks.
How to Store
Store acorn squash in a cool, dry area away from extreme temperatures and sunlight. Acorn squash can stay fresh for up to 3 months.
How to Prepare
Puree roasted or steamed acorn squash and use it as a sauce over pasta or with meat. Mix thinly-sliced squash strips with whole wheat noodles. Thinly slice acorn squash, then add a little cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg and either steam or microwave. Make a delicious cream of acorn squash soup and then, for a festive presentation, bring it to the table served inside hollowed-out squash halves.
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