Summer Squash

Crookneck and Straightneck Squash (the yellow ones). This vegetable is very plentiful in the U.S. during the summer months. The great thing about summer squash is the entire vegetable is edible and many of the nutrients are in the skin.

Spectacular Summer Squash

How to Choose and Keep

The squash is a bit more fragile vegetable and should not be stored for a long time. It is best to look for ones that are not discolored or bruised looking. The brighter the yellow the better. Slightly firm ones are ripe and ready.

Preparation

Wash and try to keep as much skin on as possible. Cooking in a skillet is a great way to cook summer squash. Baking in the oven as a ratatouille dish is another great way to enjoy vegetables.

Nutrients

Vitamin C, Molybdenum, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Phosphorous, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Trytophan, Copper, Vitamin B3, Protein, Omega 3 2.5%

Action Steps

1. Find a local farm stand and pick the coolest shapes in the squash.
2. Sauté in skillet with garlic, onions, zucchini, cherry tomatoes. Top over some quinoa for a well-rounded dish.

(Resource; whfoods.com)