Summer Squash

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

July, August, & September Unknown-1

Benefits of Summer Squash

  • Boosts Immunity

  • Manages Diabetes

  • Anti-inflammatory Capacity

  • Prevents Infections

  • Improves Lung Health

  • Treats Neural Tube Defects

  • Protects Heart Health

  • Treats Asthma

  • Regulates Blood Circulation

  • Improves Vision

  • Strengthens Bones

*Word of Caution: Squash fruits can lower blood pressure to a dangerous level, so people with hypotension should avoid consuming it

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Storage Tips

  • gently wipe the fruit clean with a damp cloth & then place it in a perforated plastic bag (to maintain humidity) in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator. Do not store summer squash in the refrigerator for more than 4 days.
  • Avoid storing summer squash at temperatures below 50°F (10°C); the fruit is susceptible to chilling injury at temperatures below 50°F; chilling injury symptoms include surface pitting, water loss, yellowing, & decay.
  • Zucchinis can be frozen for use in breads & soups: peel, slice or cube, & blanch the fruit by placing the squash in a wire basket then plunge it into a large kettle of rapidly boiling water for three minutes; then cool the squash by plunging the basket into ice water for another three minutes; drain & pack the fruit in freezer containers. Frozen summer squash can be prepared for mealtime by boiling for three to five minutes until fork tender.

Culinary Tips

boil, steam grill, roast, bake… learn more here

Recipe Links 

Pesto Summer Squash Bruschetta with Poached Eggs

Vegan Zucchini Gratin

Squash & Onions with Brown Sugar

Zucchini, Mint & Yogurt Spread

Easy French Ratatouille