Banana Squash have a delicious yellow-orange flesh that can be substituted in recipes that call for acorn or butternut squash or as the “pumpkin” in pies.Banana squash provides vitamins A, C, some of the B vitamins, calcium, iron and fiber.
Squashes of Cucurbita maxima can trace their origins back to South America and made their way to North America sometime after 1492. Seeds from an archaeological site in Peru matched the distinct identity of today’s Banana squash cultivar. It would be traded and traveled to other regions within the Americas, yet maintain its identity as a true New World crop.
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