Ahhhhh! As in Delicatahhhhh. Oh how I adore thee. I realize ’tis the season of pumpkin, but man oh man, if you haven’t ventured out and tried this winter squash variety, listen to me — just do it. Do it now.
If you turn your nose up to squash, I can relate, I used to as well, but you have to believe me on this variety, delicata is DELICIOUS. Slighty sweet with a creamy pulp, this winter squash has a taste reminiscent of corn and sweet potato.
Winter squash comes in many different shapes and sizes and share a few traits such as a hard protective skin and a hollow cavity with seeds. Which by the way roasted squash seeds are amazing and easy to make. Each variety of winter squash has a slightly different taste and texture with the Delicata being the tastiest.
Delicata squash contains carotenoids, plant nutrients, which are responsible for the yellow-orange flesh. These nutrients are also responsible for its health promoting properties. It is also a good source of vitamins C, B1, B6 pantothenic acid, niacin and potassium.