Squash is one of my favorite foods in the fall & winter months. I love cooking it up and storing it in the freezer so it's handy for my favorite dishes. I found this nutritional information about squash varieties at www.livestrong.com
Golden butternut, green-skinned acorn and orange-amber squash are all considered winter squash.You can enjoy not only the edible flesh of winter squash, but also their seeds and blossoms.
Winter squash is a good source of potassium, one of the minerals you need each day. One cup of cooked butternut squash cubes contains 600 mg of potassium. The daily average requirement for an adult is 4,700 mg. Winter squash also contains other essential minerals, such as iron, calcium, zinc and selenium.
To easily cook squash, poke a few holes in it (whole); cook in the microwave on a plate for about 15-18 minutes, depending on size. Allow to stand about 10 minutes, cut open and cool; remove seeds. Flesh comes right off the skin and you don't have to peel it.
Here are some delicious recipes using these wonderful gourds. I may have shared some these before, but some recipes are just worth sharing again.