If you only think of canned pumpkin when cooking pumpkin recipes, please give the fresh pumpkin a try. 3 ounces of pumpkin cover your vitamin A needs for the day at only 20 calories!
Select pumpkins that are firm and heavy for their size. Store pumpkins in a cool, dark place for up to 2 months. Pumpkin recipes are a good fall use of your Halloween decorations, but you might consider freezing some pumpkin as it is pretty hard to find after Thanksgiving.