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The Instacart guide to kabocha squash

About kabocha squash

Kabocha squash is a versatile winter squash that is sometimes called Japanese pumpkin. It has a sweet taste that is a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato, although it's closer to a sweet potato, and it has a smooth, velvety texture. This squash is a staple in many Japanese kitchens. It's often battered and fried or simmered in soups or hot pots. 

In addition to its versatility and flavor, kabocha squash is packed with nutrients and has many health benefits. The flesh is loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is great for vision, and the edible skin is high in fiber. Kabocha is also packed with vitamins A, C, and B, and it has magnesium and potassium. The seeds contain significant amounts of protein and zinc, and they have some healthy oils.

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FAQs About Kabocha Squash

You can store a whole, uncut kabocha squash for up to two months if you keep it in a cool, dry place. Once you cut the squash, if you don't use the whole thing, it can stay in the refrigerator for two to three days. Make sure to remove the pith and the seeds and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

Kabocha can also stay in the freezer for a month. If you cut the squash into cubes and store it in the freezer, it makes it easy to take out what you need for soups and stews.

Kabocha squash is very versatile, and you can use it in a variety of ways. In addition to roasting it and eating it as is, you can:
  • Simmer in stews. Its low water content allows this squash to soak up flavors. Add cubed kabocha to your hearty stew or curry.
  • Baked in desserts. Make kabocha muffins or substitute it for pumpkin in a pie. It also makes a good baked savory dish when topped with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Pureed. Once you've roasted your squash, puree it into a creamy soup on its own, or add it to other soups for extra richness and flavor. 
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