By Morgan Campbell,
SNAP-Ed Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Adams County
Summer time squash is now in season whereas winter and acorn squash have one other month to begin coming in. Preserve your eyes open within the produce part on the retailer and on the Adams County Farmer’s Marketplace for summer time squash. Squash gives quite a few well being advantages and accommodates nutritional vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, fiber, potassium, and phosphorus. That’s one nutritionally packed vegetable!
With all of the vitamins packed into squash, listed here are a couple of of the well being advantages you get if you select to eat squash: improved eye well being, decreased threat of despair, enhanced pores and skin well being, and aids in digestion. Who wouldn’t need to get all these advantages from only one meals?
One cup of uncooked, cubed squash accommodates about 63 energy, 1 gram of protein, lower than 1 gram of fats, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and three grams of sugar. Squash is a low-calorie, vitamin packed meals that needs to be included in your eating regimen.
There are a number of methods to arrange squash. You’ll be able to select to eat squash uncooked or cooked. Roasting, steaming, or pureeing squash are wholesome methods to arrange your squash, however you could possibly additionally fry squash in order for you. Take into accout when frying meals, you might be including energy within the type of principally fats. Listed below are some concepts on how you can cook dinner and use several types of squash:
Use acorn squash in a pumpkin pie recipe, mix squash into your favourite soup like chili or vegetable soup, add squash into your fruit and vegetable smoothies, use a spaghetti squash as pasta noodles subsequent time you make spaghetti, and you may even clear the seeds and roast them to have as a wholesome snack.
Go to celebrateyourplate.org for wholesome recipes together with squash. For any questions, please electronic mail me at Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org or name the extension workplace at (937) 544-2339.