Research by Hubbub reveals that 1.8 million pumpkins were carved in Scotland for Halloween last year with over 1.1 million thrown away. That’s enough pumpkins to stretch from Edinburgh to Stornoway!
Despite four out of five (79%) respondents saying they were concerned about the issue of food waste, seven out of ten pumpkins carved for Halloween didn’t get eaten with over half of all respondents saying they had never thought of a Halloween pumpkin as food. 61% of people surveyed said they wouldn’t know how to cook pumpkin but 83% said they felt guilty when they throw food away.
That’s why, with a little help from friends, we have come up with some easy pumpkin recipes to help us all use up our pumpkins this Halloween. We hope you enjoy them- click on the links for the details.
- Pumpkin Seed Brownie Recipe
- Pumpkin, Blue Cheese & Apple Risotto Recipe
- Spiced Pumpkin, Feta & Lentil Salad Recipe