Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Produce 101 - Winter Squash

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Produce 101 - Winter Squash

Picking the best
When selecting winter squash (hard squash), the shell should be intact and show no decay. Winter squash seeds are expected to be hard and inedible and are scooped out before or after cooking. Avoid squash that shows any soft or watery areas.

Winter squash should be stored at room temperature, refrigeration will change the flavor and texture. Squash properly stored should keep up to a month or more. Cut squash should be tightly sealed in a plastic bag or wrap up to a week.


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