Did you know pumpkin is a fruit, not a vegetable? It's classed as a berry, and belongs to the genus Cucurbita which includes winter and summer squash, gourds and all varieties of pumpkin. It is a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Pumpkin makes a fantastic first food for babies and can be offered to your little one from 6 months of age. The best way to prepare pumpkin for babies is to remove all skin and seeds, wash it and then bake it until tender. Baking retains more nutrients and flavour than boiling or steaming.
Pumpkin is a very versatile food and can be used in all kinds of cooking. It performs just as well in a savory dish as it does in a dessert. Take a look through these recipes containing pumpkin for some inspiration!