Superfood Saturday: Pokemon Power
Grab your hats, it's pumpkin season! And to show our appreciation for the autumn-gourd, we show all the wonderful, wonderful and nutritious aspects of autumn fruits – that's right, it's fruit! Many people refer to it as the & # 39; orange & # 39; as a vegetable but really a fruit from seed.
Pumpkins were born in Central America and Mexico but have now grown to six of the seven continents in the world. We in the United States really enjoy our pumpkin and produce over one billion pounds of pumpkin a year! But if you think we have started a pumpkin culture, think again. This tradition comes from the emerald island where the Irish were originally carved of potatoes and warmth. When Irish immigrants came to America, they quickly adopted the pumpkin to ship perfect order.
The largest pumpkin on record is 2,323.7 pounds according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The pumpkin can be picked up from a butterfly, laid out, painted and seen on your hip. It can even be thrown in a popular competition called punk chunkin a year. And don’t forget to use pumpkin once served as Cinderella!
While the activities are going to end with pumpkins, food will also be followed. You can season your pumpkin with chicken breasts, oatmeal and parfaits. Or cut into cubes to bake. Or bake it in a pan, cakes or bread. Or cook slowly into sweet soup. And that is just the beginning! However you like your pumpkin, go ahead and enjoy it. The same fruits are fat, cholesterol and sodium, in addition to a good source of vitamins C and A.
So if you have caught a gang and are ready to go to your local pumpkin patch, keep these tips in mind: Choose your pumpkin wisely, choosing a solid and lightweight. If you want to grow your own pumpkin seeds, plant seeds for the last two weeks of May through mid-June and pick them up in October when they are orange-colored. The most popular pumpkin in the United States is the variety of & # 39; Connecticut & # 39; but that doesn't mean you can't go for the pumpkin & # 39; peanuts & # 39 ;, good for soups and poultry; Lakota, tasty; or a sugar pumpkin that is great for baking. (Speaking of pork, did you know the biggest pumpkin ever cooked is five feet in diameter and weighs over 350 pounds ?!)
Ready to taste the pumpkin in your life? We are there with you See above 10 delicious pumpkin recipes perfect for the fall season. Let's go get pumpkin pie together!