Green Striped Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita mixta
Country of Origin: Central/South America
Green Striped Squash, also known as the cushaw pumpkin, was originally domesticated in Mesoamerica. A relatively large squash, it can be complicated to use becasue of its fibrous coat. The cushaw is frequently used as a vegetable, although, like orange pumpkin, it can also be prepared in pies and other sweet dishes. The flesh and seed can be dried and ground up into a powder usable as a gluten-free flour. The seeds are delicious roasted, though they can also be ground and made into sauces or moles.