Buttercup Pumpkin

The pumpkin is thought to have originated in South America.  Buttercup is a small variety with a rich dark green skin speckled and striped in a lighter green to cream.  Faster maturing than most pumpkins, Buttercup has a sweet nutty flavour and relatively dry flesh.  They store well and are available all year round. They can be roasted, baked and stuffed, made into soups, pies, flans and frittatas, or steamed and mashed.

An excellent source of Vitamin A and carotenes, they also contain useful amounts of potassium and fibre as well as some Vitamin C.