Calabasa

Calabasa is the name given to a family of gourds native to the Americas. It has the characteristics of a pumpkin and a squash. Typically the calabasa will be rounded or oblong shaped with a smooth green to yellow or orange skin and orange flesh interior. The calabasa can be used for soups, cakes, and pies much the way one would use a squash or pumpkin.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 85 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 10
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Total Carbs: 2g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 15%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Calabaza
  • Cuban squash
  • Green pumpkin
  • West Indian pumpkin
  • Jamaican pumpkin
  • Toadback
  • Crapaudback
  • Ahuyama
  • Zapallo
  • Abóbora
  • Giraumon

Store around 50° F. Store in a dark area and keep cool and dry.

  • Curcubita moschata
  • Curcubita maxima
  • Curcubita foetidissima

Recipes

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