Pumpkin is a gourd of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae.
When ripe, the pumpkin is very versatile. It can be boiled, baked, or roasted. Often, it is made into various kinds of pie which is a traditional staple of the Canadian and American Thanksgiving holiday. Pumpkins that are still small and green may be eaten in the same way as the vegetable marrow/zucchini. Pumpkins can also be eaten mashed or incorporated into soup. If milk is poured into a pumpkin and then the pumpkin is b…
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