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Scientific Binomial Name: Cucurbita pepo
This small variety of summer squash offers a creamy, and mildly nutty flavor. It gets its name from its scalloped edges.
Usage: Baked, microwaved, sauted, stir-fried, steamed, or pan fried. It's scooped out husk is sometimes used to hold other foods.
Selection: Also called summer squash and pattypan squash, good-quality scallopini should be firm, smooth-skinned and small in size. The surface will shiny and light green in color.
Avoid: Avoid product that is soft, wrinkled, blemished or dull in appearance. Large squash will be less tender than smaller product.
Scallopini squash is available year-round, with peaks in late spring and early summer.
Scallopini Squash Nutritional Information
Scallopini is very low in fat and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It's an excellent source of fiber and Vitamins A and C as well as Calcium and Iron.