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 colour on the inside. 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. Some kabocha can taste like Russet potatoes. The rind is edible although some cooks may peel it to speed up the cooking process or to suit their personal taste preferences.
Perfect for... a roasted squash side dish
Store in a cool dark place
Excellent source of Vitamin A and good source of Vitamin C