Nothing Says November like Calabaza Pumpkins!
Your Calabaza Pumpkin came to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.
Calabaza, also known as a West Indian Pumpkin, might be low in calories and fat but is packed with beneficial nutrients. A one cup serving has over 17% of your RDA of Vitamin C and nearly 200% of Vitamin A! Store whole squash in a cool, dark place up to six weeks. Keeping the skin dry is important as moisture will begin to rot your squash. If you’re not going to use your whole squash at once, place cut pieces in a plastic container into the refrigerator and use within one week.
This pumpkin is super tasty! The sweet, succulent flesh has a flavor much like the butternut or acorn squash. In fact, most winter squash or pumpkin recipes can substituted out for Calabaza. The seeds can be toasted and eaten as a snack or a salad topping. While you can eat the skins of many squashes, the “winter squashes” and pumpkin skins are not normally considered edible. You’ll need to remove the seeds and stringy fibers from the middle of the pumpkin before cooking it. This can be tricky. I find it helpful to put an old, clean dishtowel that I don’t mind poking holes in bunched up on the cutting board to keep the squash from rolling and sliding. Carefully stab it through the middle until you hit the board, then tip it up and cut through that side. Repeat on the other side.
Calabaza can be eaten many different ways! Check out these recipes to get your creative side running:
- Calabaza Quesadilla
- Calabaza, Corn, and Coconut Soup
- Calabaza with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
- Calabaza and Grilled Pineapple Salad (Scroll to bottom)
- Coconut and Calabaza Rice
- Roasting Calabaza
- Calabaza Flan
OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.
Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Lacinato Kale, Calabaza Pumpkin, Patty Pan Squash, Fall Glow Tangerines, Corn), Cabbage, Eggplant, Mini Cukes
Organic Bin, (Mini): (Lacinato Kale, Grape Tomatoes, Arugula, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Ambrosia Apples, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Bartlett Pear
Grab & Go: Grape Tomatoes, Mini Cukes, Baby Carrots, Baby Spinach, Bartlett Pears, Pomegranates, Fall Glow Tangerines
Small Fruit: Ambrosia Apples, Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas
Large Fruit: Ambrosia Apples, Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas, Bartlett Pear, Pomegranates, Kiwi
Recipes Ideas –
- Patty Pan with Sausage and Apple Stuffing
- Asian Style Coleslaw
- Sweet Potato and Kale
- Green Bean and Corn Salad
- Arugula Pesto
- Seasoned Yukon Gold Wedges
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