Delicata squash is a winter squash, and as its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind or skin. 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. Though not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, the Delicata squash is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.