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Winter Squash: 6 varieties, 6 different recipes


butternut squash
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By Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Blisstree.com

We are now firmly ensconced in winter squash season.

Winter squash is the term used for several different species of squash that grow over the summer and are harvested and eaten in their mature stage (once skin has hardened), unlike summer squash, which are harvested immature.

The most popular or common types are pumpkin, acorn squash, butternut squash and spaghetti squash, but there are more than 30 varieties of winter squash.

Winter squash is very nutritious: Low-calorie, high in good carbs and dietary fiber, and a good source of vitamins, nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.

Check out these six squash recipes—each using a different type of winter squash—for inspiration on working more winter squash into your diet this fall. Keep reading…

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