Pumpkin and Kabocha

Pumpkin and Kabocha

Hi Friends of SlimGourmet! Maybe most people find it difficult to distinguish between pumpkin and kabocha. At first glance both are very similar, but actually both are clearly different even though both are the type of pumpkin. Then what is the difference?

From the outer skin, pumpkin and kabocha both have two types of colors namely green and orange. But pumpkin has a larger size and has a clearer curve compared to kabocha. In terms of color, kabocha has an orange color that is brighter, and has a sweeter taste than pumpkin. This makes kabocha also contain higher beta carotene. The content is reaching 285.9mg/100g, while pumpkin contains 24.62mg/100g. This compound is known as provitamin A which has the ability to nourish the eyes and as an antioxidant so that it can neutralize free radicals in the body. Other nutrients found in pumpkin and kabocha are vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients that are good for health. Such as increasing appetite in children, maintaining healthy skin, and help to heal bladder disorders. In terms of texture, kabocha has a softer texture so it is often used as a baby complementary food ingredient and can be used as a substitute for sweet potatoes because it has the same texture. Whereas for pumpkin is often used as the main ingredient in making desserts such as Kolak.

SlimGourmet Premium Catering also processes both types of pumpkin in a variety of cuisines. Like pumpkin which is processed into a mixture of salad and sautéed vegetable, and kabocha is processed into kabocha Soup which is the menu of Japanese Cuisine this week.

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