Eating seasonally brings good health. These fall favorites are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and iron.
When buying squash at a farmers market, look for fruits with a dried stem. This indicates the squash was left on the vine longer and will be especially sweet.
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There are more than 40 types of squash, including pumpkins. Turban is one of the most popular.
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'Honey Boat' delicata winter squash has nutty, yellow-orange flesh that's high in calcium and vitamins A and C.
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Like fine wines, winter squash improve with age. As squash matures, the starch molecules transform into sugars.
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Versatile winter squash, including Delicata and turban, can be baked, boiled, steamed, stuffed, mashed, and even stir-fried.
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Pumpkin seeds make a healthful, delicious snack. After you carve your jack-o'-lantern, separate the seeds from the pulp. Spread them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Squash soup will impress your guests when served in a pumpkin.