Perfect pumpkins for Halloween

Girl with carved pumpkinOver 1 million pumpkins will be bought in the run up to Halloween, in fact 90% of pumpkin sales take place around the 31st October each year. Traditionally, pumpkins are carved with frightening faces  to scare away the ghosts and ghouls!

If you’re carving a pumpkin this year, don’t throw the flesh away! You can use it to make a range of delicious dishes.

Why not try one of these?

Did you know that pumpkins are a form of squash and are a relative of the cucumber? You can also use pumpkin as a substitute in butternut squash recipes such as butternut squash mince bake.

After Halloween, you can put your carved pumpkin into your compost bin if you have one. Just make sure you break it up first.

Have a happy Halloween!!

 

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