Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. It has a characteristically delicate rind. It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash.
Delicata squash is most commonly baked, but can also be microwaved, sautéed or steamed. It may be stuffed with meat or vegetable mixtures and is known for its ease of cooking and creamy flavor and texture. The seeds of the squash are also eaten, usually after being toasted. This squash is not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, but is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.