Summer has really just begun, but squash season is in full swing. So here's a quick primer on that luscious fruit.
Native Americans used to grow squash primarily for the seeds, and it's actually the later varieties that have the most robust flavor. Squash is 95% water and as such is frequently used in the same way cucumbers are - to treat hot conditions. Squash are also said to support stomach, spleen, and liver functions. So although they are not as vitamin dense as many other vegetables, they serve an important balancing function on our plates.
As for what to do with them, the possibilities are nearly endless, but here are a few:
Whatever you do with your squash abundance, we hope you enjoy them!
- Christiana Thomas