Pumpkins can normally be stored for 30 – 90 days. Allow the pumpkin to dry completely and store in a cool, dry and dark place. Avoid hot and humid places, even if storing for only a couple of weeks. Pumpkins are best stored on a board or piece of cardboard. Do not store the fruit on a cement floor, as they tend to rot.
Pumpkins are a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
- Pumpkins are a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers.
- Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
- Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins including Alaska! Antarctica is the only continent that they won’t grow in.
Information from Siskiyou Cooperative