Halloween - make the most of your pumpkin
It’s spooky season and we are stocking up on pumpkins, apples, tasty treats and other hearty and seasonal foods. Unfortunately, 4.5 million tonnes of good food is wasted every year from UK households, that’s enough to fill 38 million wheelie bins!
Pumpkins are more than just a pretty jack-o-lantern, they are rich in vitamins and minerals and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. You can use all of your pumpkin and make the most of it.
pumpkins bought for decoration during Halloween are likely to be left uneaten.
of UK families throw away one pumpkin each!
Food and Recipes
The process of growing, making, distributing, storing and cooking our food uses loads of energy, fuel and water and this process generates 30% of the world’s CO₂e greenhouse gas levels. Let’s change this and do something good for our planet and our pockets by creating some delicious food with our pumpkins and include it as part of our annual Halloween celebrations. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkins are very nutritious and worth saving from the bin.
Find out how you can save your pumpkins from the bin.
Two of your favourite breakfasts combined, using up leftover Halloween pumpkin!
Chef, cookery tutor and owner of Pop food business in Edinburgh, Steve Brown, shares his Halloween themed risotto recipe.
Michael and Savanah were winners of our Halloween-themed 'Don't Be Afraid of Your Leftovers' school competition in partnership with Scottish Business in the Community and Good Family Food.
Sascha at Hugh Grierson Organic, a family-run farm in Perthshire, shows us how to spice up those mince and tatties this Halloween.
It's sweet and spicy, this pumpkin soup is an autumn favourite and perfect if you're making soup for the first time