As members of the Curcurbitaceae family, winter squash come in a multitude of sizes and colors. With hard shells, some have a shelf life of up to 6 months under proper storage conditions.
Winter squash are a rich source of carotenes as well as an excellent source of vitamins C, folic acid and B1, potassium and dietary fiber. When selecting winter squash, look for ones that feel heavy for their size and have dull hard rinds. Due to their hard nature, winter squash are easiest baked.
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