Many uses for pumpkins

    Uses for pumpkins

    Pumpkin provides fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and protein.

    Here are some guidelines when choosing a pumpkin for cooking:

    • Choose a small pumpkin that weighs between two and six pounds.
    • “Pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin” is a good choice, but the jack-o-lantern variety also works just fine for eating.
    • Look for a pumpkin that has one or two inches of stem left. Pumpkins with shorter stems decay more quickly.
    • Choose a pumpkin that has a rich orange color with skin that cannot be easily broken or scratched by your fingernail.
    • For every pound of whole pumpkin, you can expect to get one cup of pumpkin puree.

    How to prepare pumpkin 
    Pumpkin recipes