Long Squash

Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size 1/2 cup (66g)
Amount per serving
Calories    15
Calories from Fat    0
Total Fat    0 g
Cholesterol    0 mg
Sodium    0 mg
Total Carbs    3 g
Dietary Fiber    1 g
Sugars    1 g
Protein    1 g
Vit A       0%
Vit C    8%
Calcium    2%
Iron    2%

Long squash is often considered to be of African decent but it is also common in Europe and Asia. The long squash is very similar to zucchini and it is grown in warm climates. The outer skin can go from yellow to green while the inner flesh is firm textured, white in color and contains seeds. The long squash has a mild flavor which becomes increasingly bitter as it matures. When allowed to grow in larger sizes, it is often used as a container, hence the alternate name of “bottle gourd.”

Origin
Honduras
Guatemala    
Dominican Republic

Who uses it?
Asian consumers

 

Fun Fact
When Long squash is allowed to grow larger in size, it is often used as  a container thus the alternate name of "bottle gourd."

 

Availability
Year Round

Recipes
-Long Squash soup