winter squash is a rich source of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has been identified as a deterrent against breast cancer and age-related macular degeneration. The winter squash provides a strong source of fiber, Vitamin B6, and potassium which is important for bone health. One cup of winter squash will provide you with half of the daily recommendation of Vitamin C.
The winter squash that is in your box is similar to the Kabocha squash. It is very sweet.
The winter squash can be roasted, steamed, or sauteed. The seeds are also edible. They can be roasted in the oven in very low temperature, about 160-170 degrees, for about 15-20 minutes on a baking dish. It is important that they are not overcooked so that the seeds retain their healthy oils.