Pumpkin Longevity

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I’ve been experimenting with pumpkin varieties over the past few years to discover those best suited to soups, roasting and mashing. I’ve also been curious as to which varieties will store the longest.

The winner is:
Kakai – Japanese Pumpkins

This should come as no surprise. The Japanese also have the longest living human population in the world in Okinawa.

The pumpkins in this video were picked in late January and there is no sign of mould or decay on any of them after 8 months.

These pumpkins also contain edible seeds that are full of nutrients.  You do not need to cook the seeds but wait till they dry out. You can put them on a paper towel to dry for a few days. The seeds are very soft and delicious and you do not need to peel them.

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Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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