Summer squash is available fresh and frozen for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose glossy squash, heavy for size. 

Varieties to Explore
Chayote Squash 
Crookneck Squash 
Opo Squash 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Low in calories, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Summer squash is fat free. 

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Summer squash is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Summer squash is sodium free. 
  • Summer squash, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Summer squash contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Summer squash is high in vitamin C. 


Refrigerate summer squash for use within 3-4 days.


Ideas for Using Squash 

Check out our summer squash recipes!


Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
African / Latino / Southern / Cajun, Creole 


Social Media Posts 

#DYK squash is technically a fruit as the seeds are inside the fruit; however it is considered a vegetable in cooking? @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Squash is in season and there are many ways to enjoy!  Try Squash w/Tomato-Garlic Sauce 4 a quick, easy dinner: @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Baked breads are a great way to get kids to fall in love with a new veggie! Serve this delicious Squash Nut Bread as a healthy dessert: 
@fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way 
to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. 
@fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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