My summer CSA share from The Silverbrook Farm ended recently. It was a sad day. After receiving 14 weeks of amazing, healthy, farm-fresh, and LOCAL produce every Wednesday afternoon like clockwork, it came to end. I tried to prepare myself, but I cannot tell a lie, the separation hasn’t been easy. Fortunately, enrollment is already starting for 2014, so like any CSA groupie does, I’ve got June, 2014 plugged into my calendar. Wait, CSA groupies don’t exist? I’ve got to get out more.
One of the goodies that we received during the last few weeks of the share was my very favorite, butternut squash. I go into hoarding mode with these things, storing them for the winter like a squirrel does nuts. Fortunately, my garden yielded two solid beauties, so my stash has a little more cushion. That is, before the groundhog got to them. But I digress.
So this begs the question…
This is no disrespect to my other love, the sweet potato, but cup for cup, sweet potatoes more than double the content of squash in calories, carbs, and (naturally-occurring) sugar. Check it:
Carbs: 33 grams
Sugar: 7 grams
Carbs: 16 grams
Sugar: 3 grams