About National Acorn Squash Day
Acorn Squash or Scallopini squash, is an acorn-shaped variety of winter squash that is smaller than a traditional pumpkin or butternut squash. They can be in a range of colors including orange, white, black, and green. They are an excellent source of nutrients, packed with vitamins and minerals, and they taste delicious.
Acorn squash is harvested in late summer and early fall, and they tend to be sweeter than the other squash types and have a texture that makes them popular for stuffing.
Acorn Squash Nutrition Facts
One cup of cubed acorn squash (205g) provides 115 calories, 2.3g of protein, 30g of carbohydrates, and 0.3g of fat. Acorn squash is a great source of magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and iron.