This hard rind fall squash has a dark green color and acorn shape. The flesh is sweet and mild and, like many gourds, high in potassium. One half-cup serving of baked acorn squash provides about 450 mg or around 10 percent of the potassium needed for a 2000 calorie diet. In addition, the squash is high in antioxidants, which, when paired with potassium, can facilitate cell repair. Acorn squash can be cubed and roasted or stewed and served as a side dish or entree.
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