A pumpkin is a squash fruit, most commonly orange in colour when ripe. Pumpkins, like gourds, and other varieties of squash are all members of the Cucurbitacae family , which also includes cucumbers, gherkins, and melons.
The pumpkin varies greatly in form, being sometimes nearly globular, but more generally oblong or ovoid in shape. The rind is smooth and variable in colour. The larger kinds acquire a weight of 40 to 80 lb (18 to 36 kg) but smaller varieties are in vogue for garden culture. Pumpkins are a popular food, with their insides commonly eaten cooked and served in dishes such as pumpkin pie. The seeds can be roasted for a nice snack, they are traditionally used to carve Jack-o'-lanterns for use as part of Halloween celebrations.
Botanically it is a fruit, referring to a certain plant part which grows from a flower. However it is widely regarded as a vegetable in culinary terms, referring to how it is eaten.
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Focus on Cheese
Cheese is one of our best and most economical protein foods. It is extremely versatile and can be eaten at any time of day, cooked or uncooked. As sauces, salads, cubed, made into a pie filling or for sprinkling as a topping it is easily digestible and comes in so many different types and flavours you will be able to find one which suits all tastes and all age groups.
Cheese is known to have been eaten by Greeks, and Romans over two thousand years ago. Cheese probably originated with nomantic Arabic tribesmen, who carried ewes milk in bags made from a sheeps stomach. The Heat of the sun combined with the rennin in the stomach 'bag' would have turned the milk sour, creating curds and whey.
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