For long-term storage, find a cool but not cold spot in your home with good air circulation. Check them often, and immediately remove any that start to look soft or subpar.
Winter squash are a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese.
- Winter squash types take longer to mature, have thick rinds that generally need to be peeled, are picked when completely mature and can be stored for several months.
- Sioux Indians would cut pumpkins into strips, dry them, and weave them into mats for sitting and sleeping.