JA Hokkaido Organic Green Kabocha Pumpkin (Large)
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Kabocha カボチャ, 南瓜) is a type of winter squash, a Japanese variety of the species Cucurbita Maxima. It is also called kabocha squash or Japanese pumpkin.
Kabocha is hard on the outside with knobbly-looking skin. It is shaped like a squat pumpkin and has a dull-finished, deep-green skin with some celadon-to-white stripes and an intense yellow-orange color on the inside. In many respects it is similar to buttercup squash, but without the characteristic protruding "cup" on the blossom (bottom) end.
Kabocha has an exceptional sweet flavour, even sweeter than butternut squash. It is similar in texture and flavour to a pumpkin and sweet potato combined.