With Halloween just around the corner, we thought you might like some information on how to choose, cook and store your Pumpkins.
For Halloween pumpkins, look for a sturdy stem, well-rounded shape and one that will stand properly, but is not too heavy.
For cooking, small pumpkins are best. Look for a firm, smooth orange skin with a heavy feel for its size. Avoid cracks and bruises, which can bring on premature deterioration. Small to medium sizes are best for kitchen use because of their finer texture and flavour.
You can keep an unblemished whole pumpkin in a cool, dry place for several months. But once fresh pumpkin is cut up, it should be wrapped in plastic, refrigerated and used within five days. Or, it can be cooked and frozen for up to six months.
Source: Foodland Ontario