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Seasonal Produce Guide & Shopping Tips

February 26, 2016 - Nutrition

Enjoy a taste of fall with these seasonal produce options:

–    Pumpkins

–    Beets

–    Pears

–    Sweet Potatoes

–    Winter Squash

–    Kale

–    Parsnips

–    Cranberries

–    Okra

Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re looking for your next Acorn Squash:

–    Did You Know: You can eat the rind of the acorn squash! It’s backed full of antioxidants. It can be a little tough, so make sure the squash is well cooked before biting into the rind.

–    How to Select: Look for a squash that is smooth and has a dry, dull rind that’s free of cracks or soft spots. Look for a squash that us deep with color and is heavy for its size.

–    How to Store: Store the squash in a cool, dry area away from sunlight. This vegetable can stay fresh for up to three months!

–    Nutritional Benefits: Acorn squash is a good source of Vitamin C.

–    Check out some more ways to enjoy Acorn Squash this season: 10 Ways To Enjoy Acorn Squash

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