Most winter squash have tough, hard skins. It is easier to cook them with the skin on.
Kids Can Help Roast Squash Seeds:
❁ Rinse seeds in a colander under hot water.
❁ Separate seeds from stringy fibers.
❁ Find roasting directions on front page.
Winter Squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and also provides many minerals.
Save money on Winter Squash:
❁ Choose squash that are firm and heavy for their size with dull skin. Avoid squash with soft spots or broken skin.
❁ Winter squash is usually available year round but may be cheaper and taste better in fall and winter.
How to store Winter Squash: