One of the many varieties of winter squash, acorn squash produces small, dark green fruits that are somewhat shaped like an acorn. Like other hard-shelled winter squash, acorn squash usually eaten cooked though it’s slowly gaining more popularity as a raw vegetable. The vitamin content of an acorn squash includes high quantities of A and C, and minerals like potassium and manganese. Add in a load of fiber, and you’ll find yourself a very healthy vegetable.
Source: Backyard Gardening Blog