From September to November, it is peak season for pumpkins. Squash does not belong to the class of vegetables - it is a special kind of berry, and it is very healthy! Squash has a lot of vital ingredients which strengthen the immune system. Pumpkins are really good for eyes, skin and the mucous membrane. This article tells you what you should take care of when buying a squash and what delicious things you can make out of them.
Before you buy your pumpkin you should check it. It is helpful to knock on the fruit to know at what stage of maturation it is. A mature squash sounds hollow. The rind should be hard and undamaged. Ideally suited for cooking are Hokkaido and Butternut. It is very important to pay attention to the label because some pumpkins are just for decoration. They can include poisonous bittern.
When you have chosen your squash you can give your creativity full scope. Pumpkins can be barbecued, cooked, filled, gratinated as well as steamed, boiled, inlayed or puréed. On one hand squashes can taste sweet and on the other hand they can taste hearty. They quickly adopt the aroma of herbs, spices, fruits or vegetables.
At this time of the year it is exquisite to have a nice bowl of pumpkin soup. It is meant to be a light appetizer but can also be served as a main dish with bread and salad. Pure vegetables – that’s the motto of the squash soup.