In their bright and beautiful colors, these are the vegetables that say Autumn. Squash family comprises of vegetables such as Zucchinis, Pattypans, Marrows and Pumpkins.
Pumpkins are the most famous of the winter squashes; aesthetically they are one of nature’s most pleasing vegetables for their huge size, their color and the smoothness of their skin. Originating in America, the pumpkin’s home from the culinary point of view. The pumpkin squash family includes acorn, butternut and turban to name a few.
This winter go to your local grocery store and discover the different kinds of squash. Find way to incorporate these delicious vegetables in your daily cooking. Some recipes you can try out are pumpkin soup, squash fritters, etc..
Here are some of the health benefits of these vegetables:
1. Winter squash promotes lung health
2. Protects against birth defects
3. Its a good source of Vitamins A and C
4. Promotes healthy skin
5. Good source of dietary fiber