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The Delectable Tastes of Pumpkin in Fall

Updated on November 5, 2019
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Christine, wife, mother, homemaker for over 40 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education, a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and TEFL.

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Do you love the taste of pumpkin?

If you can't get enough of pumpkin and just love the unique taste, then this is the place for you. Taste refers to the ability to detect the flavor of a food we are eating so that we can identify it. The taste buds on the tongue and in the throat convey information to the brain about the chemical composition. Sometimes it makes us recoil in disgust if it is something unpleasant or harmful and will therefore be a useful way to warn us off it. Other tastes might bring us a great feeling of pleasure and make us want to eat more of it. We can associate many tastes with good or bad experiences from our past and that is often enough to cause us to like or dislike a food.

Comfort Food

Pumpkin might just be one of those pleasant experiences for your taste buds that give you warm memories of happy family gatherings. They might also reignite in you the feeling of thankfulness for the bounty of provision at the season when you have always eaten them. This could be a good reason to love pumpkins and want their taste and presence to last all year. This is what I have tried to capture here, to bring pumpkin onto your dining table throughout the year, not just at Thanksgiving. Although by keeping it fresh we can retain the flavor, by preserving it we can enjoy it all the year round. Ensure that you place your vote for where you love to taste pumpkin, below!

The Taste Of Pumpkin

Do You Like The Taste Of Pumpkin?

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Pumpkin Is A Type Of (Winter) Squash

It tastes similar to butternut squash which could be used instead of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie and it's hard to tell the difference.

Where Do You Love To Taste Pumpkin?

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is popular in America and it tastes delicious!
Pumpkin pie is popular in America and it tastes delicious! | Source

What Is The Secret Pumpkin Pie Spice?

When making the famous pumpkin pie, the spices that compliment the pumpkin are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. My family are usually treated to one that I bake each year in October, even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Nutrition- The Good News!

Did you know that pumpkins are rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins. The good news is that they are low in calories, but high in vitamin A and dietary fiber. They are recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction.

Pumpkin Soup- Warm, Comfort Food.

Once the important pumpkin pie has been made, the rest is made into delicious pumpkin soup in our house!
Once the important pumpkin pie has been made, the rest is made into delicious pumpkin soup in our house! | Source

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.

— Jim Davis

© 2010 Christine Hulme

The Tastes Of Pumpkin Guestbook - I would love to hear from you

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      magictricksdotcom 

      8 years ago

      I drink Keurig Pumpkin Spice coffee all day, every day. I agree it's the best!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Love pumpkin; thanks for sharing a link to my easy pumpkin pie recipe.

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      kelli320 

      9 years ago

      The flavors of Fall- Apples and Pumpkin. I LOVE anything pumpkin- Come and check out some of my favorite pumpkin recipes. http://www.squidoo.com/fall-pumpkin-recipes,

      Great lens

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      whirlwind 

      9 years ago

      "Everything That Tastes Of Pumpkin" is a nice lens; I like pumpkin pie, especially around the Christmas holidays!

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      Melissa 

      10 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Yup, we are squash lovers here in the states. My sister made a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust over the holidays. Thanks for triggering that delicious memory!

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      justholidays 

      10 years ago

      Two years ago a friend of mine prepared a pumpkin soup with... just pumpkin flesh! And I have to say that I definitely adored the pumpkin taste that made me think to the taste of endive, a vegetable that I love ... delicious! Can't wait to prepare my own pumpkin soup!!!

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      10 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Pumpkin is delightful anytime of year, but I especially like it during the fall! : )

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      ohcaroline 

      10 years ago

      I really like pumpkin...it has so many good attributes.

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