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Squash, Delicata (Aylmer, ON) - Each


Also known as Bohemian squash, Peanut squash, and Sweet Potato squash, Delicata squash is celebrated by squash enthusiasts for its thin, delicate skin you can eat and sweet, rich flesh flavor. 

Delicata squash is small to medium in size, averaging 12-15 centimeters in height and 5-7 centimeters in diameter and has a long, narrow, cylindrical shape with grooved skin and lines that run the length of the squash. 

Delicata squash contains vitamin A, vitamin C, some B vitamins, potassium, fiber, and beta-carotene.

Delicata squash is best suited for cooked applications such as baking, roasting, steaming, boiling, and sautéing. Favored in the kitchen for its thin skin, Delicata squash is easy to slice, and the skin is also edible when cooked and does not need to be peeled before consumption. Delicata squash holds its shape well through cooking, making it an excellent choice for stuffing with grains, meats, or cheese, and baking and serving as a side dish. Delicata squash can also be sliced into rings or cubes and used in an endless array of recipes such as tacos, soups, salads, gratins, sandwiches, risotto, pizza, and pasta. Delicata squash pairs well with apple, pear, fennel, kale, spinach, arugula, garlic, shallot, parsley, sage, lemon, maple syrup, butter, toasted pecans, hazelnuts, and walnuts, quinoa, eggs, white beans, dried cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, Italian sausage, ground beef, roasted poultry, feta, blue, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses.

Delicata squash and will keep for several weeks at room temperature when stored in a cool and dark place.

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