Acorn squash is a winter squash, with skin a ridged outer skin and a sweet, yellow-orange flesh. Acorn squash comes in a variety of colors, like green, white and gold. They contain small amounts of vitamin C.
Acorn squash can be baked, sauteed or steamed. When cooked, the flesh becomes tender and offers a mildly sweet and nutty flavor with a dry-ish texture. It is often used in savory recipes, stuffed with rice or vegetables. Adding maple syrup as a glaze when baking enhances the flavor of the squash. The seeds can be eaten, but must be roasted first. Acorn squash keep up to 1 month when stored uncut, in a cold and dry place.