Savoring Summer Squash

Summer squash are squashes that are harvested when immature, while the rind and seeds are still tender and edible raw or cooked. Nearly all summer squash squashes are varieties of Cucurbita pepo, though not all Cucurbita pepo are considered summer squashes. They are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with chayote, watermelon, cucumber, horned melon, muskmelon, cantaloupe, Persian melon, Korean melon, […]

Buttressing Your Health With Butternut Squash

Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) is a type of winter squash and a member of the same species as Dickinson pumpkins (the source of canned pumpkin), Kabochas, and golden cushaws. They belong to the genus Cucurbita, along with  pipians, cushaw pumpkins, some gourds, other winter squash, other pumpkins, zucchini, other summer squash, and acorn squash. All belong to the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes chayote, cucumbers, honeydew melons, […]