Acorn Squash



Green acorn squash is available year-round.


Choose Green acorn squash that are heavy for their size with an intact stem and no bruises, soft spots, or blemishes on the skin. Store in a cool and dry area for up to 5-7 days. Refrigeration is not recommended as it will hasten spoilage. To freeze, cook Green acorn squash until tender; once cooled, purée and store in airtight containers for up to 8 months.

Nutritional Value

Green acorn squash is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber, magnesium, manganese, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and other minerals. It also contains some protein and healthy fats. The seeds are a great source of protein and healthy fats.


Green acorn squash can be eaten raw or cooked. It is commonly roasted, steamed, mashed, puréed, stuffed, baked and used in soups and stews. The flesh can also be incorporated into pancakes, cakes, muffins or breads for added nutrition. Its seeds can be toasted and enjoyed as a snack or seasoning. Green acorn squash pairs well with herbs such as rosemary, basil, thyme and sage; vegetables such as potatoes, onions and carrot; meats such as bacon and turkey; cheeses such as feta and parmesan; grains like quinoa and rice; beans like black beans and kidney beans; nuts like walnuts and almonds; and fruits such as apples and pears.

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