The Many Uses of a Pumpkin

What do you use pumpkins for?

Today is known as National Pumpkin Day. Yeah, pumpkins are so good, there’s a national day dedicated to them.

Pumpkins are this season’s most popular fruit. Did you know pumpkins are technically considered a fruit? The definition of a fruit is “the edible, seed bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant.” With one slice into a pumpkin, you see it’s full of seeds. More specifically, however, a pumpkin is a part of the gourd family, along with cantaloupe, watermelons, zucchini, and more.

Pumpkins are overflowing the cardboard boxes lining your every grocery store. There is an abundance of this in-season fruit. How will you choose to make the most of your pumpkin this holiday season?

Just a few suggestions, if you know other ways to use your pumpkins, leave yours in the comments below!

  1. Make pumpkin puree! Cut in half, scoop out seeds and stems, then bake! After you bake it, it’ll be ready for you to scoop out the goods and put in a food processor. (There are many great recipes online, and it’s super easy to do!) There are so many uses of pumpkin puree: bread, pancakes, lattes, smoothies. If you make an abundance, feel free to store in the freezer until you’re ready for more pumpkin!
  2. Pumpkin soup and chili will rock your taste buds.
  3. Try a pumpkin butter, sweetened with maple syrup, cinnamon, and allspice! Yum!
  4. Believe it or not, pumpkin is great for your skin. It’s full of Vitamin A and C to help prevent aging and full of zinc to help prevent breakouts. Making a face mask will do wonders for your skin. Plus, it’ll smell good enough to eat! Surf the web for a few face mask ideas using your pumpkin puree.
  5. Along with skin care, there are recipes that use pumpkins for hair conditioner, lip scrub, moisturizer, and body scrubs!
  6. It was a classic tradition to save our pumpkin seeds and bake them. Add your favorite seasonings and throw them in the oven! Not only are pumpkin seeds delicious, they’re nutritious! They contain iron, zinc, fiber, protein, and magnesium, just to list a few of the nutrients!
  7. Jack-O-Lantern! The most common use of a pumpkin on Halloween, obviously.
  8. Instead of cutting your pumpkin, you could paint the whole thing instead. Add a wicked design, or a spooky message, and shine a light at your creation for Halloween night!
  9. Bake the shell of your pumpkin for half an hour or so. This will make it into the perfect serving dish for punch or treats, plus, it’s cute!
  10. Slice the top of your pumpkin off, bake, and line the inside with a cloth. You can use this as your treat bowl! 🙂

By: KayLynn P.


Do you have questions about your insurance? Find an insurance agent near you with our Agent Finder

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Search All Blogs

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Want to learn more about our blog writer?

Read more about KayLynn's background.

Click Here

Search All Blogs

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Why You Should Consider Uninsured Motorists Coverage

Your Odds of Being Involved in an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist May Be Greater Than You Believe

Tree Houses and Homeowners’ Insurance

Does a Tree House Put You at Higher Risk When it comes to Homeowners’ Insurance?

When Was the Last Time You…?

Ready for a Trip Back Into Time?

Business Insurance for Start-ups

Protect Your Business from the Very Start with a Custom Business Insurance Plan

Life Insurance Is Not About You

There are Many Good Reasons to Get Life Insurance. You May Not Be One of Them.

Big Boy Toys and Auto Insurance

Make Sure Your Motorized Toys are Covered

Six Common Homeowners Insurance Mistakes

Avoid These Common Errors When Buying Homeowners’ Insurance

Five Recent Fads That Came and Went Quickly

Wow! What Was That? Oh, It Was the Latest Fad.

Are You Legally Required to Carry Business Insurance?

What Type of Business Insurance May Your Business Be Required to Carry?

Four Needs Life Insurance Can Help Fulfill

Life Insurance May Be More Versatile Than You Think

Leave a Comment