Pumpkin and squash can be used in so many recipes so have a look at some of our suggestions below for soup, pumpkin cake, pesto, roast squash or for a really simple option pumpkin seeds. Great for this are our new naked seeds which are in Baby Bear and Kakai pumpkin, which are delicious dry fried to make a really healthy snack. Roasting or pan frying squash and pumpkin really concentrates the flavour which is often sweet and chestnutty and works brilliantly in pasta, rice and gratins. Most recipes are savoury but they will also work well in pies, tarts and puddings.
There are numerous health benefits as they are packed with Vitamin A, the antioxidant beta-carotene, more potassium than a banana and plenty of vitamin C. If that wasn’t enough, they are also low in calories, fat, sodium and high in fibre.
Many of our squash not only look great but are delicious to eat and have a long storage potential, if you want to stock up. Some of our best to cook with are Crown Prince, Autumn Crown, Queensland Blue, Celebration, Blue Hubbard, Red Kuri, Harlequin and the ever popular Rolet.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Spicy Butternut Soup
Roast Squash Wedges
Pumpkin Seed Pesto