Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash is a Japanese variety of winter squash. It resembles a pumpkin except for its dark green color with light stripes. Kabocha, pronounced kah-bow-cha, is generally sweeter than butternut squash. Its flavor and texture has been described as a cross between a pumpkin and a sweet potato. High in vitamin A and low in calories, Kabocha can be baked, steamed, pureed, braised, smoothed into soups, and baked in puddings, pies, and cakes.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup, 85 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 30
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Total Carbs: 7g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 70%
  • Vitamin C: 15%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round, sporadically

Also Known As

  • Japanese pumpkin
  • Japanese squash
  • Kabachi
  • Nam gwa
  • Sweet mama

Store around 50-55° F, keep cool and dry.

  • Curcubita maxima

Recipes

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