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 is very healthy! Squash has a lot of ingredients which are vital for strengthening the immune system. Pumpkins are really good for eyes, skin and the mucous membrane. This article will tell you what you should look out for when buying a squash and what delicious things you can make out of them.
Before you buy your pumpkin you should check it very carefully. It is helpful to knock on the fruit to know at what stage of maturation it is. For example, a mature squash sounds hollow. The rind should be hard and undamaged and it is very important to pay attention to the label because some pumpkins are just for decoration. In some cases they can include poisonous bittern. The most ideal varieties of squash for cooking are Hokkaido and Butternut.
When you have chosen your squash you can unleash your cooking creativity. Pumpkins can be barbecued, cooked, filled, gratinated as well as steamed, boiled, inlayed or puréed. Squashes are very versatile in their taste being both sweet but also hearty. They quickly adopt the aroma of herbs, spices, fruits or vegetables.
At this time of the year it is nice to have an exquisite 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.