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What You Should Consider Before Buying Acorn Squash
The acorn squash is named after its unique shape, and also differs from its siblings in the squash family because of its firm dark green rind and the fact that almost every part of the squash can be eaten. There are many different ways to cook acorn squash, but success starts with buying a good specimen first.
Before heading to the grocery store and buying acorn squash, keep the right size in mind. Scooping out the inside of the squash and stuffing it is a popular preparation, but if your acorn squash is too small, it won't be able to fit much filling; meanwhile, squash that is too large can indicate other issues.
It's best to avoid acorn squash that weighs over three pounds, since this usually means it's been picked too late, and the flesh inside may be stringy or dry. Additionally, acorn squash has a high water content, and a squash one doesn't feel heavy for its size, it's probably been sitting around and has dried up on the inside.