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Hard Red Kuri Squash
Inventory, 25 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 12/03/14
Hard Red Kuri squash is available from early fall into mid winter.
The Red Kuri squash, botanically classified as Cucurbita maxima, is formally known as Uchiki Kuri squash in its place of origin, Japan. The word kuri translates to chestnut, the main flavor profile found in the Red Kuri squash.
This is a very productive Japanese variety with thick walled deep orange skin. Its creamy yellow flesh is nutty and sweet. Each squash weigh between four and seven pounds, with a flavor that is reminiscent of chestnuts.
All squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and are a good source of fiber.
Hard-skinned Red Kuri squash can be difficult to peel and are most easily cooked in their skin. Split squash in half, scoop out seeds and roast, cut-side down until tender. Blend cooked squash flesh into soup with fennel, onions, root vegetables, curry or fall spices. Grate flesh and bake into gratins or casseroles with cream and cheese. Puree squash with syrup or vanilla for compote or bake diced squash into bread pudding with apples. Hard red kuri squash will keep in cool, dry storage for up to six weeks.
Native to Japan the Red Kuri squash is currently grown across the United States, South Africa and Mexico.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Recipes that include Hard Red Kuri Squash. One is easiest, three is harder.
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whole foods pembroke pines
Near Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
About 93 days ago, 10/30/14
Spotter's comments : Hard Red Kuri Squash spotted at whole foods pembroke pines.
Whole Foods Market Near Mason Montgomery Rd & Merten Dr, Ohio, United States
About 111 days ago, 10/12/14
Stop & Shop Near Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
About 127 days ago, 9/26/14
Pacific Beach Farmers Market Near La Jolla, California, United States
About 368 days ago, 1/28/14
Spotter's comments : From J.R. Organics.
la fontanella, Assisi Near Assisi, Umbria, Italy
About 470 days ago, 10/18/13
Spotter's comments : flan de Zucco
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 486 days ago, 10/02/13
Spotter's comments : Hard Red Kuri Squash spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Tutti Frutti is selling Red Kuri Squash today.
Fresh Mart on West Nanjing Road Near Shanghai, Shanghai, China
About 653 days ago, 4/18/13
Spotter's comments : Fresh Red Kuri Squash from Shanghai.