Baby pumpkin is a little version of the pumpkin. Pumpkins are native to Central and South America. The pumpkin is a type of squash and is a family member of the cucumber and melon. The fruit is typically orange or yellow and has many creases running from the stem to the bottom. Pumpkins have a thick shell on the outside, with pulp on the inside. Pumpkin seeds are small, flat, light green, and most important edible.
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Baby pumpkins are available from France.
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The pumpkin is a type of squash and is a family member of the cucumber and melon.
Wash the baby pumpkin and cut in pieces or leave whole. The seeds and skin can easily be removed with a knife. From here, either eat the fruit raw or cook it. The fruit is delicious when smashed into puree or made into a soup, but can also be steamed, baked and roasted. During the cooking process, the pumpkin will turn brownish. Once the pumpkin is cooked, it should immediately be consumed or chilled.Consumption
From the fleshy shell, to the seeds, to even the flowers; most parts of the pumpkin are edible. When the fruit is ripe, it can be boiled, baked, steamed or roasted. In North America the Pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dessert and is often made for Thanksgiving and Christmas.When to eat
A good way to tell when pumpkins are ripe is to knock onto the pumpkin. When the pumpkin sounds hollow, the pumpkin is ripe. Ripe pumpkins can best be kept at a dry and cool place.
Did you know?
- The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon".
- The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time.
- Pumpkin growers often compete to see whose pumpkins are the most massive. The world record pumpkin in 2009 was ± 782kg, grown by Joe Jutras in Topsfield, Massachusetts