Acorn Squash

Named for its appearance, the acorn squash ranks among one of the most popular members of the squash family. Its vertical ridges, dark green skin, and sweet flesh make for the perfect fall food, and it’s now available at Agri!

Acorn Squash Flavor Profile

Acorn squash is known to have a more mild and more mellow taste than other squashes. It’s also characterized by its nutty and subtly sweet flavor. Its flesh can be rather moist as well. When cooked thoroughly, the flesh is creamy and tender, and makes for a necessary fall staple.

When baked with complementing spices, its aroma simply warms the heart. This squash has the power to make an entire house smell like fall. Because it’s not as sweet as other squashes, like butternut, it’s also quite versatile.

Nutrition & Origin

This originates from Mexico and other countries in Central America. It was once used primarily for its seeds, while the flesh and skin were discarded. Now, we discard the seeds, and mostly eat the flesh!

Acorn squash’s nutritional value remains uncontested. It’s ripe with nourishing nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Not to mention it’s packed to the brim with antioxidants, which means it’s great for skin and gut health. Long story short, you’ll be seeing a lot of this type of squash in fall menus and specials this season.

How Many Calories in an Acorn Squash?

You can also enjoy this fall favorite guilt-free! The calories in an acorn squash are extremely low, and vary depending on how they’re cooked and in what quantity. Of course, when cooked with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and other delectable accompaniments, the calories will stack up. But not to worry! Acorn squash is meant to be thoroughly enjoyed and savored.

Stock Up on Autumn Abundance at Agri

Acorn squash is ready to be picked up from our shelves and into your stores this season at Agri. For the most accurate listings, you can always check out our Monthly Specials. Agri is available 6 days a week, 24 hours a day. This way, we can best serve you in serving others. Contact a reliable Agri representative today.

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