Pumpkin Brains - What to do with the pulp surrounding pumpkin
Call it Pumpkin brains, pumpkin guts, pulp, goop... it's the stringy mess
inside the pumpkin that holds the seeds. These days, roasted pumpkins seeds are all the rage,
(see this page for recipes) but
people want to know what to do with the pulp. The seeds are tasty, full of
anti-oxidants, high in fiber and protein, gourmet shops and health food stores
stock them. And the pumpkin flesh itself is also very good (see nutritional
But the pulp? It ought to be edible, but given its fiberous texture and
purpose, it is likely to be considered tasteless and stringy... not generally
appealing in a food... to most people.
Pumpkin (flesh, not pulp) Nutritional Facts
cup (1" cubes) (116 g)
% Daily Value*
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your calorie needs.
Tips and Suggestions from Visitors
A visitor writes on October 28, 2010: "A really great way to make "Halloweeny"
pumpkin seeds is to boil the seeds in apple cider for 10 minutes before baking.
Spread about a teaspoon of oil on a baking sheet and spread seeds. Sprinkle with
a little salt and sugar (I like to use brown sugar) and some spices (I like
cinnamon and cloves). The sugar and cider will caramelize and the seeds are
delicious! Be sure to watch closely because they will stick and burn a little
more easily than usual. "
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