Acorn squash, unlike summer squash, is a long cooking squash with a strong flavor. You will notice the acorn squash because it looks like an acorn. Acorn squash is dark green with an orange-yellow flesh.
Acorn squash has an awesome NuVal score of a 99! Remember the higher the score the better the nutrition. They are packed with beneficial nutrient like fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium with no fat and very little sodium and calories.
To cook the acorn squash, first you must microwave it to soften the hard rind. Once the rind is soft, cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. You can discard the seeds or clean them and roast them like pumpkin seeds. You can bake your acorn squash at 400° F for 45 minutes with a little butter and brown sugar or puree cooked squash for a delicious soup.
Acorn squash is a delicious fall treat you can eat and even decorate with.