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About delicata squash

Delicata squash is known by many names, including sweet potato squash, Bohemian squash, and peanut squash. This winter squash has a thin, edible skin that's softer and easier to eat than the skin of some other squash varieties. Although you have to carve out the center of most types of squash, delicata squash can be eaten whole, making the preparation process easier than ever.

Delicata squash is yellow with orange or green stripes. It has an oblong shape and usually measures about 3 inches wide and 6 inches long. A delicata squash typically weighs between 1 and 2 pounds. The flesh of delicata squash is similar to butternut squash in flavor and color. It is also comparable to sweet potatoes.

Delicata squash is typically harvested in the fall. It has a shorter shelf life than other winter squash varieties, so you should keep this in mind when you're purchasing it. You can only store delicata squash for about three months in a cool, dry pantry. This squash tastes best when eaten within about 10 days of purchase. You should not refrigerate this squash whole. Once delicata squash is open, you can store it in the fridge for three or four days or keep it in the freezer for up to three months.

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FAQs About Delicata Squash

Delicata squash has many health benefits. It's rich in potassium which will help regulate muscle contractions and fluid balance. The dietary fiber in this squash supports healthy digestion and blood sugar levels. Delicata squash has vitamin C which boosts your immunity and helps prevent high blood pressure, as well as manganese which improves the body's absorption of vitamin C.

The magnesium in delicata squash offer anti-inflammatory benefits and helps reduce insulin resistance, while its vitamin B supports energy levels, appetite, and digestion. In one cup of delicata squash, you'll enjoy about 40 calories, 1 gram of protein, 10 grams of carbs, 2 grams of dietary fiber, and under a gram of fat.

If you can't find delicata squash in your area, you can substitute butternut squash or acorn squash. These squash varieties also have edible skin, though it's a bit thicker so you may prefer to simply scoop out the flesh. Sweet potatoes make a fine substitute for butternut squash as well, although the texture is slightly different, so you may need to adjust your recipe.

You can easily purchase delicata squash and other produce through Instacart! You can leave notes beside the items in your order to let your shopper know exactly what you're looking for. Save yourself the time and energy of a shopping trip and do your shopping through Instacart now!
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