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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

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    So another question is the carb count on the label
    Pumpkin does not have that much carbs compared to other winter squashes

    If the can has acorn squash instead of pumpkin the carbs should be at least double


    I will be cooking up pumpkin and freezing now in October as there are plenty around for a good price
    Then there's Bizzles comment (keep reading) What is the difference between decorative, ornamental, and pie pumpkin
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    That's the important thing - is the carb count accurate?

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    Did someone say "pumpkin"? Yum! Love 'pumpkin' season.

    And there's a difference between pumpkin that you cook (pie) and ones you carve (decorative or ornamental). Pie pumpkins taste much better and are smaller. You can still use decorative pumpkins but they might not taste as good. It's still squash though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kntrylady View Post
    Then there's Bizzles comment (keep reading) What is the difference between decorative, ornamental, and pie pumpkin



    I'm SO confused ?????:
    The pumpkins grown to be ornamental or decorative, or used to carve for "jack o'lanterns" are grown to be that way. Big pumpkins that are good for this. The downside is that the pumpkin inside is not as meaty or flavorful.

    Other pumpkins are used specifically for eating and all the pumpkin everything we eat. Those are much smaller (6-8 inches) and taste alot better. These are often called pie or sugar pumpkins and may be marked as such at your store or farmers market.

    Can you cook/use both? Absolutely, just the pie pumpkins will taste lots better.

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    http://bakingbites.com/2011/11/what-is-a-sugar-pumpkin/
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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

    Ok, so we carved 3 jack-o-lanterns yesterday and I saved all the pulp to make cheesecake/pie/cookies, etc. are they not going to taste good?? I've never attempted any pumpkin recipes before. (Except roasted seeds)
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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

    They will taste fine. I use the big pumpkins as well (because I am a cheapskate)
    Did you use the seeds as well. They are great toasted. And very good to add on top of the pumpkin soup you may want to make with all your pumpkin
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    Thanks, Liv. The soup is a great idea. Yes, I used ALL of the seeds. Made 4 large batches of different flavors. The Italian and spicy ones are my favorite.

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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

    The distinction between pumpkins and Winter squash is culinary rather than taxonomical.
    This is a quote from the USDA web site. It's probably the reason companies can fudge the commonly accepted definition of pumpkin and include winter squash.

    The moral? Read the labels. I found the following (per half cup):

    Libby 9g carb/5g fiber
    Krogers 11g carb/3g fiber
    Publix 11g carb/3g fiber
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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

    Quote Originally Posted by brandywine1241 View Post
    This is a quote from the USDA web site. It's probably the reason companies can fudge the commonly accepted definition of pumpkin and include winter squash.

    The moral? Read the labels. I found the following (per half cup):

    Libby 9g carb/5g fiber
    Krogers 11g carb/3g fiber
    Publix 11g carb/3g fiber

    WOW, That's quite enlightening
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    I'm going to make sure I read the label on my next purchase. I enjoy the fresh squash this time of year from our Farmers market.
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    Default Re: It's NOT Pumpkin ?!?!?!?!??????

    I am so glad I have always cooked my own Pumpkin - I try to stay away from anything in a can

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