Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable and why?

Answer The pumpkin is a member of the squash family, and, though it is treated like a vegetable, it is technically a fruit. The reason a pumpkin is a fruit is because it grows on a vine and contains seeds.

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Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

Answer The pumpkin is considered a fruit. It is seed bearing. More information I got this: "Pumpkins, squash, and some kinds of gourd are the fruits of four different species of this genus."  A... Read More »

Can you use olive oil instead of vegetable oil when making pumpkin bread?

Oils like olive, canola and vegetable are interchangeable in recipes. You can substitute an equal amount of one oil for another when baking quick breads like pumpkin. Use a light olive oil instead ... Read More »

What Is The Difference Between A Japanese Pumpkin And A Regular Pumpkin?…Does it look like that? That is also called a Kabocha squash, you can cook it like any other hard squash ie cut in half, spoon out the seeds and put some ... Read More »

How to Prepare Pumpkin Seeds From a Fresh Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are an autumn favorite, baked into pies or carved into Halloween jack o'lanterns. If you're discarding the wealth of pumpkin seeds hidden inside the pumpkin, you're wasting a delicious tre... Read More »