EN on Foods
October 2011 Issue
Brighten the Season with Winter Squash
Winter squash are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, also known as the gourd family, along with melons, cucumbers and luffas (or loofah,) the spa sponge. Characterized by hard shells, hollow inner, seed-filled cavities, and sweet flesh, the many varieties include acorn, banana, turban, butternut, Hubbard, spaghetti, and Kabocha. Winter squash are harvested at a more mature age than their summer cousins. The hard shell lends longer storage capacity, and the vibrant yellow and orange flesh is richer in vitamins.
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition
Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.
Subscriber Log In
Forgot your password? Click Here.