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Mini White Pumpkins

Oct 12, 2017

Boo! These mini white pumpkins, also known as "baby boo" pumpkins, can be used for much more than just decoration.

Appearance & Flavor
They range from white to creamy off-white on the outside and regular pumpkin orange on the inside. They're usually the size of a softball, and their only difference from a standard pumpkin is that their rind is thinner so they are more susceptible to soft spots and bruises. When picking out your baby pumpkins, avoid those and check the bottom as well. Stems can break easily, so grab it from the body.

Ways to Enjoy
It's autumn and we are excited for new fall recipes! Especially this one using a mini white pumpkin. Other preparation options include stuffing, baking, and filling hollowed baby pumpkins with soups, curries, and pudding. 

Availability & Origin
No surprise that these baby boos are available during the fall and winter months. As far as origin, 60 percent of the crop is grown along the East Coast.

When whole, keep indoors and do not place on wooden table tops or carpet, which will cause breakdown. A good way to avoid breakdown is to place a cloth or cardboard sheet between the pumpkin and the surface. After cutting, refrigerate in a covered container or in aluminum foil for five days' worth of use. If you'd like to keep your baby boo a year or more, cut the flesh away from inside, remove the seeds, and cook until soft. Then it's time to mash the pulp, let it cool, and freeze in a heavy-duty freezer bag or covered container.

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