All About Pumpkins

Pumpkin can be found locally at supermarkets and farmer’s markets in the fall and are commonly sold for         jack-o-lanterns and for making pies but are very versatile for a number of recipes.  Pumpkins are a type of squash and belong to the gourd family.  These nutrition packed gourds can be stored up to a month at room temperature or 3 months in the refrigerator and contain a high source of vitamin A, fibre and beta-carotene.  They are very low in sodium, contain no fat and are cholesterol free.  Pumpkin works as a great substitute in recipes for squash and makes a delicious hearty soup when pureed.

This has been adapted from Dr. Henry Richter’s “Dr. Richter’s Fresh Produce Guide

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