BOTTLE SHAPED PUMPKINS
Pumpkin "fiasco", pumpkin wine, bottle gourd, "cocozza", pumpkin gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae. It produces pumpkins used as ornamental varieties. It is the only pumpkin present in the old continent before America was discovered, where the pumpkins come instead of the genus Cucurbita. Like the zucchini and the like, they can be eaten cooked, and can also be preserved using vinegar. It prefers the use of the fruits in the kitchen younger, which among other things have a high degree of delicacy and juiciness.
Cucurbita maxima in the "fruit", considered the pumpkin for excellence, has a bulky shape and flattened at the top, characterized by a thick green skin furrowed with longitudinal stripes. Generally is large (it can weigh up to 80 kg), while the Cucurbita maxima has a pulp yellow-orange powdery and sweetish.
The long pumpkin is a vegetable with many nutritional properties and low calories. It is rich in omega-3, vitamins and beta carotene. It should do more to promote in the kitchen and can be cooked in various ways. This food that can be used for first and second courses.
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