Kabocha squash (pronounced kah-bow-cha) looks like a smallish green pumpkin. It has thick green skin and orange flesh. The flavor is similar to other winter squash, like butternut squash, but sweeter. It also resembles a sweet potato in taste.

However, kabocha has a lower glycemic load than sweet potato and pumpkin, so it doesn’t cause the blood sugar to spike. It’s also a great source of beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A.

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