Hey kids, who helps the young winter squash cross the road safely?
The crossing gourd of course!
November is a perfect time to learn about winter squash! Winter squash stores well through the winter and can be used to make delicious foods.
- Winter squash takes double the time to grow as summer squash!
- The oldest squash date back to 8,000 B.C.!
- The first squash were grown in Peru, Central America, and the Eastern U.S.
- Squash belong to the same family as cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and gourds.
- You can eat almost any part of a squash including the seeds, flowers, and leaves!
- Once a squash is picked from the vine, it can last for months!
Winter squash have high amounts of vitamins A, B, and C! The bright red/orange colors found in winter squash come from carotenoids. Carotenoids help protect your body from getting sick.
Squash can be used for many kinds of foods! Here are some ideas.
- Pasta sauce
- Roasted with other vegetables
Spaghetti squash spaghetti is one of our favorites! Click here for the recipe.