History of squash

Did you know that squash is native to the Western Hemisphere? It was originally grown in Central America and migrated northward, becoming a staple food for most native Americans. Winter squash like butternut, acorn, and pumpkins were especially important because they stored well and provided a food source when other crops weren’t growing. Squash flowers are also edible, and the seeds can be roasted or pressed for their oil.

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