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Yellow Squash

Yellow squash is a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.
Did you know?
Most of the nutrients in yellow squash are found in the skin!
  • Yellow squash is a type of summer squash like zucchini.
  • Squash are technically fruits but are usually prepared in savory dishes like a vegetable.
  • Select firm yellow squash without dents or bruises. Larger squash will be more fibrous, so select smaller, skinnier squash.
  • 1 cup of sliced raw yellow squash contains:
    • 32% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C to help heal wounds and to keep teeth and gums healthy.
    • 12% of your recommended daily value of vitamin B12 to help the body make proteins and red blood cells.

Wash squash and cut off ends before eating. The peel is edible and mild. Squash can be eaten raw or cooked.

Try yellow squash:

  • Baked into your favorite desserts for extra moisture
  • Sliced thinly (raw) and used as a wrap
  • Sautéed or grilled with other vegetables
  • Blended with plain yogurt and herbs to make a spread
  • Refrigerate in a plastic bag or container for 3-5 days.
  • To freeze: cut squash into bite sized pieces. Place in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, remove and place in cold water. Freeze in airtight container or bag for up to 1 year.


How to dice yellow squash and zucchini
How to dice yellow squash and zucchini

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