Frieda's Specialty Produce - Opo Squash

Overview

What is an Opo Squash?

  • Opo is an Asian squash similar to a zucchini with a very mild flavor. It is from the gourd family and is native to the cuisines of China and Southeast Asia. Also known as Bottle Gourd, it symbolizes good health in Chinese tradition.

How to Eat

  • Prepare as you would zucchini or other soft-shelled squash. Add to soups or stir-frys. Dim sum restaurants steam opo, then stuff with a shrimp or pork filling and serve cut into rounds.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm squash that has evenly-textured skin, free of wrinkles.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate up to 3 days.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round; limited distribution in the U.S.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, and U.S.A.

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