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About ambercup red kuri squash

While ambercup red kuri squash was first grown in Japan, it's now readily available in grocery stores and farmers markets across the U.S. It's small and only weighs 3 to 5 pounds. The plant's vines grow rather wildly, but farmers can train them to grow up a trellis. Eating this tasty squash variety is beneficial to your health, as it contains many of the vitamins and nutrients you need to consume each day. Ambercup red kuri squash contains ample amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A, which can help improve immunity and eyesight.

This type of squash also provides you with potassium, calcium, and iron for strong muscles, bones, and lungs. If you want to add ambercup red kuri squash to your dinner menu, browse the Instacart app to find a store in your area that offers this healthy variety, and put some in your cart for same-day delivery!

Ambercup red kuri squash goes by many names, including:
  • Hard red kuri squash
  • Hokkaido squash
  • Baby red Hubbard squash
  • Climbing onion squash
  • Red kabocha squash
  • Uchikikuri squash
This type of squash is extremely popular in Japan. It comes from the Cucurbitaceae family of gourds and looks like a miniature, slightly flattened pumpkin. Its exterior is a red-orange color, but it has light orange streaking, giving it a unique appearance. Like pumpkins, this squash has tan ribs running along its sides and a stem coming out the top where it separated from the vine. You can usually find ambercup red kuri squash in stores throughout the summer and into mid-fall.

In Japanese, the word kuri means chestnut, which is fitting of the ambercup red kuri squash's nutty flavor profile. Although the ambercup red kuri squash is very popular in Japan, it's only grown in a limited area of the country. Most of the ambercup red kuri squash grown in the United States and New Zealand gets exported to Japan.

The rind of the ambercup red kuri is softer than others in its family, making it easy to cut. Inside, you'll find a large seed cavity and bright orange flesh that's dense and thick. The flavor is similar to that of the acorn squash, with a rich, earthy, nutty taste that pairs perfectly with other summer and fall foods. To enjoy this unique squash, you'll want to cook it, but you can prepare it in a variety of ways to suit your tastes. 

Whether you're trying ambercup red kuri squash for the first time or you wait patiently every year for this squash to come into season, you can order yours using the Instacart app to save yourself time and free up your schedule for things you enjoy!

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