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A truckload of pumpkins

Pumpkins and squash galore

By Lou Ann Jopp

From eNews, October 14, 2004

Unlike their summer siblings, the winter squash varieties such as acorn or Hubbard, as well as pumpkins, are harvested at a mature stage when their skins have become hard and inedible. Yet their nutrition-rich insides will still call out to you. Here are some tips to help you enjoy this season's bounty:

Lou Ann Jopp is a food science educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service Regional Center in St. Cloud.