Is Pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?
Is Pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

A pumpkin is a fruit, because it matches this dictionary definition of "fruit": While cutting into a pumpkin, there are so many seeds. Like pumpkin there are others too are considered as vegetables like tomatoes, beans, green peppers, etc.

A fruit is also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. All the other parts of plants are considered vegetables. This includes the stems, leaves and roots — and even the flower bud. That means that beans, avocados, tomatoes, corn kernels, cucumbers, even nuts are all fruits! If you look at a pumpkin plant, you will see a blossom. When the blossom dries up, you will see a little tiny pumpkin starting to grow from the flower. According to the scientific definition of a fruit, “a pumpkin is a part of a plant that grows from a flower”, so a pumpkin is a fruit.

Pumpkin is one of the most delicious gourds; its deep orange flesh and sweet flavor make it a wonderful food on the fall table. There are different ways you can eat a pumpkin though it is better enjoyed as a fruit. Here are a few ways you would enjoy eating pumpkin.

  • You can make pumpkin pudding. You will be obsessed with this flavorful moist pumpkin pudding topped with some caramel sauce.
  • Make some warm creamy soup with pumpkins and add some crispy bacon.
  • Give the potatoes and sweet potatoes a rest and try these crispy pumpkin fries. You can have them sweet, spicy or savory.
  • A healthy way to get your pumpkin craving is to make a pumpkin smoothie. You don’t need to add any sugar.
  • Another healthy way to have pumpkins is by adding them to your salad. This salad could be made with pumpkin or squash.

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