Fresh Calabasa

About the Produce

The World of Calabasa

Discover the delicious and versatile Calabasa at Nelson Family Farms. This nutrient-rich squash is a staple in Latin American cuisine and is perfect for adding a touch of flavor to any dish.

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Peak Season

Summer to Fall
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Year Round
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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Calabasa

Calabasa is a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, magnesium, and fiber. It is also low in calories and fat, making it a healthy addition to any meal.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Calabasa

In addition to its nutritional value, Calabasa has numerous health benefits. It can help improve digestion, boost immune system, and promote healthy skin and hair.

Peak Season

Seasonal Availability

While Calabasa is available year round, it is at its peak during the summer and fall months. This is when it is most flavorful and abundant.
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Varieties We Carry*

At Nelson Family Farms, we offer a variety of Calabasa including the traditional green-skinned variety and the lesser-known white-skinned variety and more. Both are equally delicious and packed with nutrients.
*Subject to availability
FAQs for
Calabasa, also known as Mexican squash or calabacita, is a type of winter squash that is popular in Latin American cuisine.
Look for a Calabasa that is firm and heavy for its size. The skin should be smooth and free of blemishes.
Whole Calabasa can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to a month. Once cut, store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Calabasa can be prepared in a variety of ways, including roasting, sautéing, or adding it to soups and stews. The skin is edible, but can also be peeled if desired.
Calabasa is a versatile ingredient that pairs well with a variety of flavors. It is commonly used in dishes such as calabacitas, soups, and enchiladas.

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