Heart of Gold Squash is an early winter squash that is hybrid variety of Sweet Dumpling and Acorn. The skin is cream with green vertical stripes with an acorn shape and a delicately sweet flavor. This squash can be used in recipes that call for acorn squash.
Squash is a micronutrient powerhouse. While low in fat and calories they are high in fat-soluble beta carotene, calcium, potassium, folate, magnesium and more. Calcium is crucial for proper heart, bone, muscle and nerve function. Squash is rich in carbohydrates, your body and brain’s preferred source of energy. Folate assists with the conversion of squash’s carbohydrates into energy. There are a dozen carotenoids in winter squash varieties that all present different health benefits.
Storage & Preparation
This squash can be stored up to 6 months if kept in a cool and dry place. The longer the squash is stored the sweeter it becomes. The skin of this squash can be peeled off using a vegetable peeler. Halve and scoop out the seeds, which can be roasted with oil and seasoning for a fiber packed snack.
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