Red Kuri Squash


1 piece

Red Kuri squash, or orange Hokkaido pumpkin, is a teardrop-shaped winter squash with a distinctive orange skin, smooth flesh and a rich, sweet flavor that shines through in pies, soups, and side dishes. Its shape is similar to a hubbard squash, but it's much more manageable in size. Its skin is hard but thin, and is edible once cooked. Red Kuri has creamy yellow flesh, with a smooth texture and taste similar to cooked chestnuts. In fact, the word "kuri" is Japanese for chestnut. Like many other winter squash, Red Kuri is a powerhouse of health: It's a great source of vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, and iron.

If stored in a cool, dry place, Red Kuri will last for several months. Once you cut it open, wrap the unused portions in plastic, store them in the fridge, and cook the squash within a few days.