Don’t Bin Your Pumpkin Flesh

Don't waste the pumpkin flesh when making your Halloween lanterns etc.

Pumpkin seeds can be cleaned, dried and then roasted with a bit of olive oil to sprinkle on soups and salads.

See the following recipes from BBC Good Food for four different pumpkin recipes - cake, soup, curry and pie.

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  1. Ingrid McLaughlin on October 18, 2021 at 1:47 PM

    It is so important not to waste food. Everything we eat has a carbon footprint from the farmer sowing the seeds, possibly using pesticides, watering the crop, then harvesting and transporting to the shops.
    Please do try one of the above recipes to use up the flesh from the pumpkins when making your Halloween lanterns.
    Over a quarter of all pumpkins are thrown away each year, 18,000 tonnes.
    Every year in UK we waste 7.3 million tonnes of food and drink that cost the average family £800 !! Food that goes to landfill produces methane gas which is 20 times more damaging to our climate than Carbon dioxide.
    Please eat your pumpkin, or put it on your compost heap, cut up, or put it in a food waste bin if your Council has a food waste collection scheme.

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