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Food Focus: Summer Squash

Food Focus: Summer Squash

(This article appeared in the May,2011 issue of A Healthy You)

Squash comes in many shapes, colors, and sizes. Did you know that squash is the fruit of different members of the gourd family? (THINK PUMPKIN)

There are two major classifications of squash: winter and summer squash. Summer squashes are harvested in the growing season when their skin is still soft and their flowers are still small and before seeds develop. They don’t require much cooking. Summer squash varieties include zucchini, pattypan and yellow crookneck.

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