When it comes to preparing a pumpkin puree, the food options are endless. Desserts such as cookies, cheesecake, cake, pie, and bread can be used from your puree after you have finished this process. For breakfast, you can prepare a pumpkin spiced latte and pumpkin pancakes using this recipe. Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg spices can be added for extra flavor as well. In addition, if you like spicier flavors, mace and clove are a couple options to choose as well. Canned puree can certainly be used in this recipe; however, making it from scratch gives you a farm to table experience.
Making a pumpkin puree doesn’t just stop there- baking the seeds can be used in salads or even just to eat as snacks. Not only does making a fresh puree taste delicious, but it also can be beneficial to your health. Sugar pie pumpkin contains vitamin A and C, protein, and is also high in potassium; furthermore, it is low in calories. Due to the sugar content and texture in the sugar pie, we chose to use this type of pumpkin. The food processor is available through our rental equipment program.
How to Preserve Pumpkin Puree
Dehydrating or drying foods is another method for food preservation-extending shelf-life up to 3 or more weeks. By doing this method, you don’t have to discard your zucchini after 7 to 10 days due to it decomposing. Also, by dehydrating your zucchini it will take up much less space due to it shrinking after being dried. Since summer squash is beneficial in preservation, it is beneficial to your health as well in many ways. Zucchini is a multivitamin, low in calories, contributes to healthy digestion, and is rich in antioxidants meaning it helps protect your body from damage by free radicals. Not only is zucchini delicious, but it is also great for your well-being. Adding dried spices such as basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and dill is just a few flavorful ingredients to add to this appetizing vegetable. These zucchini chips make for a great snack and can be added to any food dish such as soups to rehydrate. A dehydrator is available through our rental equipment program.
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