Squash (vegetable)

There are many varieties of squash, including summer and winter types. They are used in many different types of dishes. A couple of popular varieties are acorn squash and butternut squash.

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Squash (vegetable)

Is butternut squash a root vegetable?

No butternut squash, is not a root vegetable, such as tuber (eg. potatoes, carrots, yams). It grows above ground, like its close relative the pumpkin, the cucumber, the melon, etetera.

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Why do crookneck squash flower but not produce fruit?

because its a different type of plant and it doesn't produce fruit

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There are two types of flowers on a squash , male and female. The female flower has a swelling behind the flower and will produce fruit, the male is on a plain stalk and can be removed.

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Is a courgette a cucumber?

Courgette is another name for zucchini, or a small marrow.

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Is zucchini flower edible?

The flower of zucchini and other summer squash are quite edible and have become regular fare in Mexico and other Third World countries. Native Americans who grew winter squash before Europeans arrived made squash blossom soup.

The reason squash blossoms became food so early was that these plants bear two kinds of flowers, one for each sex, on the same plant. There are roughly three male pollen bearing flowers for each single female ovary flower. Since the female flowers are the fruit bearers, indigenous people began plucking the excess male flowers to eat before the crop of squash matured. This was particularly useful with winter squash that takes all season to mature compared to summer squash which makes edible fruit in just a few weeks after pollination.

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The link below connects to some great photos of how fresh picked squash blossoms are used in a particular fiesta dish in Oaxaca, Mexico

Zucchini flowers, with the baby female fruit attached are now expensive and upmarket vegetables in restaurants, certainly in australia and U K. The flowers can be stuffed with a rice and minced meat filling or a delicate cheese mix. They are often presented stuffed and deep fried in very light Japanese style batters. (When you stuff them, it's a delicate amount and then you'll find you can close the petals and give the ends a very gentle twist at the end tips, to keep them closed but it's a delicate operation).

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Frying and Sauteeing Foods

How do you freeze squash for frying?

The question is not clear, because squash need not be frozen before frying. Foods are frozen to preserve them for later use. Frozen squash would need to be defrosted before frying.

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Is spaghetti squash a vegetable or starch?

Esta

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How do you eat a prickly chayote?

Boil it, then peel it, although the prickly ones can be tricky. Then mash it and add butter and cayenne!

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What nutrients are found in a courgette?

Courgettes have no fat and no cholesterol. A 1 oz serving has 1 g fiber, 1 g protein 1 g sodium, 16% RDA vitamin C, 3% RDA vitamin A. They contain thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and calcium. Most of the nutrients are in the skin. Yellow courgettes contain antioxidants such as lutein and carotenes. Dark green courgettes have more nutrients.

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Does drinking lemon squash give you a water infection?

Sounds like a myth. Im one of those idots that drink it straight out of the bottle cause its so sour, and nothings ever happened to me :L

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Can you bake acorn squash at 325?

325 is slightly too cold to bake a hard vegetable on - around 350-400 would be better.

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What temp to cook acorn squash at?

400 degrees

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Will a spaghetti squash and a banana squash cross pollinate and if so is it edible?

As spaghetti squash is a Cucurbita pepo and a banana squash is a Cucurbita maxima, they will not cross. Only cucurbits within the same species will cross-pollinate so you can grow one of each. Incidentally, the fruit of crossed species is still edible, but often inferior.

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Squash (vegetable)

Can dogs eat butternut squash?

Butternut squash is one of the healthiest vegetables you can serve your dog. Nutritionally, butternut squash has more vitamin C and beta-carotene than any other winter squash. Of course, talk to your Vet to see if squash is right for your pet.

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Do you peel squash when using it in soup?

I always peel squash before adding it to soup. Squash tend to disintegrate when cooked in soup and so it is probably best to liquidise the soup post-cooking. Liquidising skin of vegetables is not advisable because it will result in small harder bits in the soup (not nice!). An excellent way to add flavour to soup is to roast the squash in the oven first. Because of its tendancy to disintegrate I would suggest doing this with the skin on. Then before adding the roasted squash to the soup peel off the skin. A good recipe for squash soup is:- # Chop 1 onion and cook until softened in a little butter. # Peel and Dice 1 squash. Add to the pan and place a lid on the pan. Steam the squash for 20 minutes until slightly softened. # Add 1 can of sweetcorn kernels. (not creamed) Add 1500ml of Stock made with Swiss Bouillon powder. Cook for another 30 minutes. Blend. # Serve with a little milk. I always peel squash before adding it to soup. Squash tend to disintegrate when cooked in soup and so it is probably best to liquidise the soup post-cooking. Liquidising skin of vegetables is not advisable because it will result in small harder bits in the soup (not nice!). An excellent way to add flavour to soup is to roast the squash in the oven first. Because of its tendancy to disintegrate I would suggest doing this with the skin on. Then before adding the roasted squash to the soup peel off the skin. A good recipe for squash soup is:- # Chop 1 onion and cook until softened in a little butter. # Peel and Dice 1 squash. Add to the pan and place a lid on the pan. Steam the squash for 20 minutes until slightly softened. # Add 1 can of sweetcorn kernels. (not creamed) Add 1500ml of Stock made with Swiss Bouillon powder. Cook for another 30 minutes. Blend. # Serve with a little milk.

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Why is squash good for you?

because it has lots of vitamins and a good ratio of healthy carbohydrates:fiber if you eat the skin

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What is easiest to squash gas solid or liquid?

The answer is gas.

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What effects can you get by drinking undiluted squash regularly?

can cause diarrhea and the high sugar content can cause diabetes

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Is acorn squash a fruit or vegetable?

It's a fruit. Any part of a plant that contains seeds is a fruit. Vegetables are leafy parts or roots, like spinach and carrots. Grains are seeds that don't have a fruit, or grow on the outside of a pant, typically found in grasses like wheat and rice.

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How many weight watcher points is a spaghetti squash?

0 points

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How long do you cook butternut squash?

Two hours

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What is the calorie content of a cup of butternut squash?

One cup of butternut squash is about 80 calories.

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How do you cook butternut squash?

The very best way to have it is roasted -- either cut in half and seeded, or sliced onto a baking sheet, brush lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt/pepper and any of: curry, paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, onion powder, etc... and bake at about 350 until it browns.

You can also steam or or simmer it, then optionally pure into something like mashed potatoes. Add honey or maple syrup or sauteed onions. Good as baby food.

It's a very flexible vegetable - you can even grill chunks of it, adding a drop of BBQ or chili sauce at the end.

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How many grams of sugar in spaghetti squash?

3g sugar per 1/2 cup

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Can you eat patty pan squash raw?

Yes, but it is most commonly stuffed.

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What is an organic insecticide for yellow squash?

I'm assuming that you have squash bugs. you can use pyrethrins (made from mum flowers) insecticidal soap, rotinone, also rotate your plant every year using the three year rule(don't plant in same spot for three years) this goes for all veggies.

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