|Description:||The woman pictured here was choosing an array of healthy fruits and vegetables at a mobile produce market, and placing her choices into a yellow plastic basket she’d held in her left hand. Here she'd chosen a bright yellow squash, which is a food that has been shown to be high in its dietary fiber and vitamin C content.|
Even though some varieties grow on vines while others grow on bushes, squash are commonly divided into the two groups, summer and winter. There are several types of summer squash, but zucchini is the most popular summer squash purchased in the United States. Summer squash come in many different colors and shapes. The different varieties of squash can be used interchangeable in most recipes, because most squash are similar in texture and flavor.