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Squash have different varieties such as hubbar squash, buttercup squash, cushaw squash, butternut squash. In North America, they divided squash into two, the summer and winter squash. Squash are best grown in temperate regions in Australia.
Summer squash refers to immature fruit and winter squash are the mature fruit. Aside from that, summer squash can be easily distinguished because it has a thin skin and contains more water, so they are easily bruised. When looking for summer squash at your local green grocer go for the ones that are firm, smooth, with glossy skin and smaller size because they are sweeter and tender.
Unlike summer squash, the winter squash are hard. But the good thing is that you can keep them up to three months on a cool dark places.
Eating squash is highly recommended because they are good to eat as they contain Vitamin C, fibre, potassium and beta carotene.