Fuzzy Squash

Fuzzy squash is of Chinese origin. The name arises from the fine, hair-like fuzz that covers the green skin of the cylindrical squash, which resembles a zucchini with fuzz. Unlike zucchini, fuzzy squash is actually a type of gourd, and it is related to winter melon. The squash are typically 6-10 inches long and 2-3 inches thick with a cream-colored flesh inside. When cooked, the outside skin and fuzz are removed. The squash has a mild flavor and usually takes on the flavor of the foods it is prepared alongside. Fuzzy squash is most often used in Chinese soups and stir-fries.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 0
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
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Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Fuzzy Melon
  • Hairy Melon

Store ripe fuzzy squash in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, up to 1.5 weeks

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