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Gourds

The versatile fall-favorites! 

Sugar pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash, hubbard squash, and delicata squash make up this category. These gourds are not only edible and nutritious, but beautiful on the outside, too! You’ll often find some of them used as decor during the fall season. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes. 

Health Benefits of Gourds: 

Gourds are a great starchy carbohydrate for those looking to manage blood sugar levels, improve digestion and increase the nutrient density of their meals. They’re packed with vitamins A and C, making them great for promoting optimal eye health and wound healing. 

How To Use:

Gourds are one of the most versatile sources of starchy carbohydrates! They’re often first baked or roasted. They can then be shredded into spaghetti squash, cubed and added to a salad, mashed as a side, or even pureed into a soup.  

Recipes:

Creamy Butternut Squash And Apple Soup

Citrus Quinoa Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

Spaghetti Squash And Chickpea Meatballs

Red Lentil Daal With Squash And Coconut

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