This is AnnahMarie.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about Squash Leaves from Your Garden.
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens eat a ton of greens, but the question we have been asked several times : Are squash leaves are edible?
The following are a few shared ways from Organic Gurlz Gardens to make use of squash leaves and stems. So if you have pumpkins, zucchini or other types of squash spreading in your organic garden, go crazy with these ideas!
It is best to use your Squash leaves when they are fresh. Organic Gurlz Gardens has experimented with Squash leaves and we found that storing them in a container of water in the fridge with a plastic bag wrapped over is the best way to keep them fresh for a couple of days. Trying to store them without water in the fridge and in water OUT of the fridge, we found they wilt at a quick pace, so in water covered with a bag in the fridge seems to be the best option.
Should I peel Or not? That is the Question …
Some organic recipes call for you to peel the scratchy skin off the stems. Many don’t, and that indicates longer cooking times for breaking down the skin. You don’t have to peel your Squash skin, and if you don’t, it turns out perfectly fine.
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Ouchy – Itch!
Wear gloves if your skin is at all sensitive (We At O.G.G. suggest wearing gloves period while harvesting your veggies and fruits). These leaves and stems can be itchy, particularly if you happen to have oral allergy syndrome and react when certain fruits and veggies touch your skin. If you handle them with bare skin, any part the leaves brushed against your skin would feel on fire and you would want to peel your own skin off.
Never mind peeling the squash stems then!! 🙂
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