How to Cook Squash: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Your Summer Squash by Kara ODempsey

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3 years ago
How to Cook Squash: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Your Summer Squash

Squash is a popular summer vegetable – but is it really a vegetable? Here are three interesting facts to know about summer squash:

  • It's what's on the outside that counts. Summer squash has a thin outer rind that's chock full of nutrients. Bake whole and enjoy!
  • Hold the salt. It can make excess water leach out from summer squash during cooking. Add a pinch of salt or seasoning just before eating it.
  • It’s totally fruity. Squash is technically considered a fruit because it contains the seeds of the plants.

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Christine Jones
I had no idea squash was actually a fruit!
Donna John
I didn't either, @chrissy. I love all kinds of squash. I roast mine most of the time. What are some other ways we can cook them, Kara ODempsey?
Donna John
Cannot wait for Pak'd to come to my area, Kara ODempsey! Maybe it will be before my favorite kid starts kindergarten next year.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Great information, Kara ODempsey! So happy to have you sharing with our 30Second Mom community. Congrats on Pak'd - it's a great idea that's long overdue and much needed for busy parents to feed their kids healthy lunches!
Mei Marcie
Thanks for this tip, didn't know it's a fruit! From Mayo Clinic - The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.

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