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.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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Kuta squash is typically available during summer.
A member of the cucurbitaceae family, this large group includes winter squash, summer squash, edible gourds, and pumpkins. No other vegetable exhibits the same culinary versatility and diversity.
Oval-shaped with black random markings on its firm skin, the light green Kuta squash offers a rather insipid non-descript flavor. This squash can grow several inches in length.
All squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins and are a good source of fiber. Approximately 100 calories are in one cup of cooked squash.
Steam, bake, boil, sauté, microwave or fry. Add to stir-fries, casseroles, vegetable medleys, soups and stews for texture. To store, refrigerate in a plastic bag. Use promptly for optimum quality.
Vigorous and prolific, Kuta may be harvested as a summer squash or be allowed to mature into a winter squash when it becomes thick-skinned and dark.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
DawnNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 270 days ago, 4/30/14
Spotter's comments : Kuta Squash spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. "Safari squash", the farmer calls it.