Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Small in size, this variety of winter squash is grown to make homemade pumpkin pies and a variety of foods containing the flesh of this squash. Similar in appearance to the traditional pumpkin, the Pie Pumpkin is used primarily for baking, but also for ornamental purposes when decorating tables or outdoor settings. The Pie Pumpkin develops a golden yellow inner flesh that is high in beta-carotene and fiber, and contains other nutrients such as protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, and potassium.
Featured on: 12/12/2012