Lemon squash and flower on the vine
What Is A Lemon Squash, And Does It Taste Like Lemons?
By David Tran
Lemon squash can be easily confused for a lemon, but beyond its resemblance to the color and size, it carries a flavor and texture of its own.
Lemon squash is a member of the summer squash family that also includes crookneck and zucchini. In terms of appearance and flavor, lemon squash is comparable to crookneck squash.
Although they may look like lemons, they don't taste like tart fruits at all. A lemon squash tends to have a nutty flavor with hints of sweetness.
It is recommended to eat lemon squash when they are young because when they mature, their skin becomes thick and their seeds will harden.
No matter the stage you consume lemon squashes, they boast numerous health benefits. They are rich in vitamins A, B6, and C and magnesium, fiber, and potassium.
They can be sautéed, baked, fried, or grilled, and can be used in any recipe that calls for zucchini.
They can also be added to a
baked summer squash casserole.