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Tasty Pumpkin Recipe Ideas!

Pumpkins are most often related to Halloween, where they are carved up to make spooky faces! But, did you know that pumpkins are extremely delicious? That they work in so many different recipes?

Millions of pumpkins will be bought this Halloween and left uneaten, going to waste.

Pumpkins are so much more than just Halloween decorations. They're tasty, versatile, cheap, nutritious, delicious, and grow abundantly in the UK.

Checkout the links below, to guide you towards delicious & healthy options!

More About Pumpkins

Which pumpkins can I eat?

You can eat any variety of pumpkin. Varieties vary wildly in taste. Explore, enjoy and revel in the fact that a pumpkin is not just for Halloween.

Which part of the pumpkin can I eat?

You can eat all of the pumpkin - except for its stalk. Whether you can eat the skin or not depends on the variety. Smaller varieties such as onion squash have deliciously edible skin, the skin of larger varieties may be too tough to eat or less than appealing. For types such as the butternut squash, whether you eat the skin or not is down to personal taste. Pumpkins are a great source of vitamins A and C, iron and riboflavin.

Even if you are only buying pumpkins to Carve - You can eat plenty of the unwanted bits leftover from your creative art work!

Even the stringy insides?

Yes, you can use that stringy slimy stuff in the middle of the pumpkin: put it in a pan with plenty of water, and boil it to make a thin broth. Strain the broth, then mix it with apple or orange juice and mulling spices for an aromatic autumnal warmer. You can also use pumpkin broth as a base for soups. Just add carrot, celery and other vegetable trimmings.

You can really eat the seeds?

Don’t throw away those seeds! They are not only tasty with soups and salads and a convenient snack they are also a wonderfully nutritious food that's very rich in zinc. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols, and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost. Simmer them in salted water for 10 minutes and then bake in a hot oven until brown.

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