Squash is a family of plants that comes in several different types.
Winter varieties include butternut, acorn, delicata, pumpkin, hubbard, kabocha and spaghetti squashes. Zucchini and yellow squash — either with straight or crooked necks — are considered summer squashes.
Squash is not usually eaten raw as is fruit, though zucchini and yellow summer squash can be.
All types of squash are very nutritious and can be a healthy addition to your diet. Winter squashes are typically high in fiber, vitamin A and potassium, while summer squashes are rich in B vitamins and vitamin C