Acorn squash

Originally cultivated in North and Central America, acorn squash was initially introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans tribes; it is among the most authentic of Thanksgiving foods! Acorn squash is also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash. It grows best in the winter, and adorns distinctive longitudinal ridges and either a dark green, off-white, or sweet, yellow-orange flesh. As its name suggests, the shape of this type of squash resembles an acorn. The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single spot of orange on the side or top. They can also be mu..

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