Our Halloween symbol and autumn delight, pumpkins are the best veggie to cook, decorate and make our house a cozy home in the first cold fall evenings. They are also very easy to grow in our own garden! Try a few seeds next time you have some over and wait for some months… the plant is also beautiful and the flowers are edible too.
The three major productions in our country are in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The long pumpkin season in Illinois takes place from August till November. Pumpkin season in Indiana is in September and October and in Ohio in for a month longer, till November. Most states have seasonality in the fall months. Want to know if there are locally produced pumpkins close by you? Please have a look at the following chart!
Besides being delicious, pumpkins are also nutritious. They are high in vitamins (great to keep our immune system strong along the cold months!) and like an orange veggie, they contain Vitamin E and beta-carotene (great for your eyes and skin). Great source of fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, it’s perfect to replace potato when you want to get more nutrients for lower calories and still prepare a winter meal rich in (good) carbs.
There are endless ways to include pumpkin in your diet. Some of our favorite recipes are the super tasty and rich pumpkin gingerbread, healthy pumpkin pasta and pumpkin hummus. The three of them are a complete delight for your nose and eyes, flavor-rich, filling, nutritious and healthy!Look at the seasons of these fruits & vegetables: