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How to Choose and Store Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is shaped like an acorn. It has vertical ridges following the same direction as the stem. At full maturity, the flesh is orange and sweet.
Pick a squash that is green and orange in colour. If it’s too orange, it’s overripe and it will be dry and stringy.
The rind should be smooth and dry with no cracks or soft areas.
It should have a dull rind. A shiny rind means it isn’t ripe. It won’t be as sweet as it’s supposed to be.
Acorn squash should stored in a cool, dark place. Once it’s cut, wrap uncooked pieces in plastic wrap, refrigerate them , and use them within four days. Cooked acorn squash can be sealed and refrigerated up to 4 days or frozen up to 12 months.