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Kabocha

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About Kabocha:

Kabocha is known as Japanese pumpkin or kabocha squash. It has a dark green skin, and the color of the inside is orange. Average diameter is about 15-20cm.

Nutrition:

Kabocha is rich in beta carotene, and more.

Kabocha Varieties:

There are mainly nihon kabocha and seiyo kabocha (squash). Nihon kabocha has a bumpy surface. Seiyo kabocha is more popular in Japan and is also called kuri kabocha.

Kabocha Uses:

Kabocha skin is very hard, so it's not suitable for carving. Kabocha is cooked in many different ways. For example, tempura is a popular way to cook kabocha. Also, simmering is common. Kabocha has slightly sweet taste, so it's suitable for making sweets as well.
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