Select a squash that is firm, heavy for its size and has an even cream color. A ripe delicata squash will be yellow with green striations on its rind. Unripe delicata squashes are light green. Avoid squashes that have soft spots, dull and wrinkled skin or that are extremely light for their size.
Store squashes in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C.