October 26, 2012

Veggie Fact of the Day

New Veggie #50 - Delicata Squash
Delicata Squash is a winter squash with a very distinct oblong shape and dark green or orange stripes. The inside is pale yellow or cream colored flesh. In some parts of the world, it is also called Peanut Squash because of its distinctive shape. Although it is considered a winter squash according to Wikipedia, it is in the same family as several summer squash (zucchini, pattypan etc). Similar to pumpkin, delicata seeds can be roasted for a tasty crunchy snack. Although the delicata does not have as much beta-carotene as other winter squashes, it is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, manganese, magnesium and Vitamins B and C. 

That's my New Veggie #50 Fact of the Day.

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