One of the best parts of fall is the abundance of tasty produce lining the shelves at farmers markets, grocery stores, and farm stands. This time of year, we see pumpkins, gourds, and squash galore! While many of us use these seasonal staples as decorations around the house, these vegetables are packed with flavor and have tremendous health benefits.
Squash is hearty, versatile, and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and many other essential minerals. Some variations of squash including pumpkin and butternut are considered “super foods” for all the health benefits they offer.
Pure maple is a great natural sweetener to bring out the flavors of every variety of squash. The sweet, subtle flavor of Fuller’s pure maple pairs perfectly with the nutty, natural flavors of squash.
It’s time to seize squash season with Fuller’s pure maple. Below are 4 recipes to help you make the most of your squash this year.
The perfect dish when you are craving Italian but still want to soak up the flavors of fall! Top off your bowl of pasta with toasted pumpkin seeds or extra parsley.
Explore the flavors of roasted delicata with this recipe. Incorporate onions, carrots or other fall vegetables enhance the dish.
Tips for Selecting a Squash
It can be intimidating trying to pick the best squash from the bunch. How will you know it has the flavor and consistency you are looking for? Experts suggest that when selecting a squash, you choose one that is heavy in size, has a hard rind, and is free from any soft spots. Worried your squash isn’t pretty enough? Warts and brown ridges are not known to change a squashes flavor!