I read that all winter squash seed can be eaten.  I have had good eating from pumpkin, butternut, and acorn squash.  Now I can add Chirimen squash to the list of great roasted seed.  I recommend it!

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Chirimen squash seed - baked in oven with olive oil.

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Chirimen squash

Here is my stash of winter squash left from my summer garden…

A few butternut and chirmen squash are left in the kitchen cabinet.  The family cat helps me inspect.

A few butternut and chirmen squash are left in the kitchen cabinet. The family cat helps me inspect.

My specimens of this squash may not be typical. I grew them in Arkansas and harvested them in July, which is probably too early, but the vines dried up and died so I had no choice but to bring these squash in. They are smaller than the average Chirimen squash, but they still taste excellent!

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Chirimen squash

I used the same cooking method as for all other winter squash seed in a counter-top oven.

I didn’t cook all of them, though.  I kept about 10 of the raw seeds to be planted in my garden again next year.

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Chirimen squash seed roasted in counter-top oven.



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