Winter squash come in many different shapes, colours, sizes and flavours. With more varieties becoming available, chose the squash that best fits the dish you are making.
Winter squash have high nutritional value and boast many health benefits. They are packed with beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant, and a high amount of potassium, in addition to being a good source of vitamin C, fibre and folate. Pumpkin should always be cooked and not consumed raw, not only for reasons of taste; cooking releases beneficial carotenoids like beta-carotine.