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THE GOOD OLD PUMPKIN

 

THE PUMPKIN

 

A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.

 

NUTRITION
In a 100-gram amount, raw pumpkin provides 26 Calories and is an excellent source (20% or more the Daily Value, DV) of provitamin A beta-carotene and vitamin A (53% DV) (table). Vitamin C is present in moderate content (11% DV), but no other nutrients are in significant amounts (less than 10% DV, table). Pumpkin is 92% water, 6.5% carbohydrate, 0.1% fat and 1% protein (table).

 

EASIEST Pumpkin Soup

 

INGREDIENTS
1.5 L water
1kg pumpkin, preferably butternut, diced
2 potatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic
2 stock cubes of your choice
300ml cream for cooking

 

METHOD
1 Bring water to the boil.

2 Place pumpkin and potato in the boiling water.

3 Add garlic and stock cubes and simmer until vegetables are tender.

4 Blend soup and return to pan, add cooking cream and stir.

5 Gently reheat and serve.

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