Considered a super food in Japan. Buttercup Squash or Kabocha's chestnut flavour and vibrant colour enhances any meal.

100% grown, harvested, packed and shipped by LeaderBrand.

Buttercup squash (kabocha) is a staple in Japan.  Kabocha is member of the cucurbitaceae family that includes pumpkins and gourds.  The texture is dry with a sweet, nutty flavour.  Traditionally roasted, buttercup squash can be used in soups, pastas, and pies, baked or made into moist cakes and breads. 

What makes LeaderBrand's buttercup squash so good?

  • Squash is vine ripened and handpicked at optimum maturity
  • Full season supply from Christmas through June
  • Complete traceability from field to shelf
  • Asure Quality (NZ MAF) certified


Squash Video - Japanese subtitles

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Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/2 cup, diced - 111g Steamed

 

Avg Quantity

Avg Quantity

per serving

per 100g

Energy (kJ/Cal)

383/92

345/83

Protein (g)

2.0

1.8

Fat, total (g)

0.33

0.3

- saturated (g)

0.07

0.06

carbohydrate (g)

20.4

18.4

- sugars (g)

4.0

3.6

Fibre (g)

1.3

1.2

Sodium (mg)

2.2

2

Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)

478.4

431

Folate (mg)

51.1

46

Niacin (mg)

1.4

1.3

Potassium (mg)

416.3

375

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

 

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How to Select Buttercup Squash

Select a squash that is firm, heavy for tis size and has an even colour.  Avoid squashes that have soft spots, dull and wrinkled skin or that are extremely light for their size.

How to Store Buttercup Squash

Buttercup squash can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.

Buttercup Squash Council

NZ Vegetables

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