This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout
Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
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Buttercup squash is available in the fall and winter months.
Winter squashes have hard shells that suit them for winter storage. All grow on warm-weather annual vines with large leaves and yellow flowers.
Buttercup squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash with a turban-shape (a flattish top and dark green skin). It has a dense yellow-orange flesh. Buttercup squash can be roasted, baked, and mashed into soups, among a variety of filler uses, much like pumpkin. It is extremely popular, especially as a soup, in Brazil and Africa.
Recipes that include Buttercup Squash. One is easiest, three is harder.