Summer Squash

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Buying Tips

Summer squash can be found in the produce section of health food stores and supermarkets. Look for smaller, firm squash with bright, tender, blemish-free skin.


The most common varieties of summer squash are crookneck, straightneck, pattypan, and zucchini.

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