London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s that time of year again when we get busy carving freaky faces into pumpkins to give our neighbours a fright on 31 October.
If you want to do the right thing and get the most from your pumpkin, here are some handy hints and tips.
Sainsbury’s pumpkin-tastic facts:
- Sainsbury’s stocks six main types of pumpkin at Halloween:
- Carving Pumpkins (run-of-the-mill pumpkins)
- Monster Pumpkins (giant pumpkins)
- Ghost pumpkins (off-white pumpkins)
- Superfreaks (ugly, warty pumpkins)
- Munchkins (teeny, tiny pumpkins)
- Standard eating pumpkins (for cooking)
- Except for a few Munchkins, all the rest of our pumpkins are British
- Carving pumpkins are specially grown for their size and colour – so you get the best-looking pumpkin to put on your doorstep
- Carving pumpkins tend to be stringier and more watery than pumpkins grown for eating. Therefore, if you do want to use the insides for cooking once they’ve been scooped out – we recommend using them for pumpkin soup. Here’s a recipe for delicious curried pumpkin soup https://www.homemadebyyou.co.uk/recipes/soups/curried-pumpkin-soup
- You can also scoop out the pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven on a low heat
- Do dispose of your pumpkins responsibly and either put them in the garden compost or in your food waste
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