Cucurbita moschata Duch.

Compared to other fruit of the same species, the rind of this winter squash has lighter, salmon-pink color, and the deep orange pulp is drier and denser. Although it is also known as sergipana squash (i.e., from Sergipe) in Portuguese, the cultivation and consumption are not restricted to this state: they can be found throughout the Northeast region and also in northern Tocantins. Pink banana squash has a sweetish taste; it can be cooked in cow’s or goat’s milk and mashed into a porridge, for breakfast, or added to stewed beans.