Pumpkins are so much more than just for Halloween display and then thrown away, they are multitalented, healthy and scrumptious.
Did you know when food waste is sent to landfills, it can’t decompose properly, and ends up producing a gas called methane, which is a greenhouse gas over 20 times worse than carbon dioxide! If you’ve picked up a pumpkin for Halloween this year, check out these ideas. You can also get all those vitamins and minerals by drinking them down by making a pumpkin soup, or a pumpkin smoothie.
Pumpkins contain vitamins E, C, and some vitamin B, as well as beta-carotene (which gives pumpkins their orange color) that makes up vitamin A.
Pumpkins aren’t just nutritious and delicious for humans, but animals too. Squirrels, Foxes, and badgers are all happy to munch on a pumpkin. Cut up leftover pumpkin into chunks to make an edible lantern for wildlife. Pets such as chickens and pigs will also enjoy this treat. Beware of the pumpkin gets moldy, it’s best to give it to bugs.
Birds love pumpkin seeds. Save up the seeds while carving, dry them in the oven and add them to your bird feeder.Read More