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Squash, Winter

Hard-rind squashes (or winter squashes) refer to Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Kabocha, Pumpkin (which you can read about here), and Spaghetti varieties to name a few. They differ from summer squash in that they are harvested in their mature stage, when the rind becomes tough and the seeds have fully developed. Also unlike summer squash, they should be cooked before eaten. (Read more on Wikipedia.)

Winter squashes are a great source for vitamins A, B6, C, and K, as well as folate, fiber, potassium, and manganese. They are also rich in antioxidants, like beta-carotene, and may provide anti-inflammatory benefits as well as blood sugar regulation. (Read more about winter squash nutrition on World's Healthiest Foods.)

Winter squash can be stored for several months in a cool, dry environment.

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