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About pumpkins

Pumpkins are a popular winter squash that you're probably quite familiar with. These bright orange gourds are often used as decorations in the fall months when they pile on porches either whole or in the form of carved jack-o'-lanterns. Pumpkins are a delicious fruitĀ and offer a wealth of health benefits and a wide range of uses. The earthy, sweet flavor of pumpkin is synonymous with seasonal autumn activities.

Pumpkins originated in Central America, but they're widely grown throughout the United States. Indigenous North Americans began cultivating pumpkins before even corn or beans. All states now produce pumpkins, and the top growers are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, California, Texas, and Virginia. These six states accounted for about 40% of the pumpkin crop in the United States in 2017. Pumpkins are typically harvested in October. 80% of the pumpkin crop in the U.S. is available during this one month.

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Buy your favorite pumpkin online with Instacart. Order pumpkin from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Pumpkin

You can typically keep a whole pumpkin at room temperature for two to three months. Once you've carved the pumpkin, you can expect it to last around five to 10 days before it will begin to rot. If you're planning to cook with pumpkin, you can store raw slices for three to five days before baking or roasting. You can store chunks of raw pumpkin in the freezer for up to six months.

Once cooked, you can keep pumpkin flesh in the fridge in an airtight container for five to seven days. Frozen, cooked pumpkin will last for a year. This is handy because pumpkins are often quite large, and you may have more flesh than you can use in a single recipe. By freezing pumpkin, you can enjoy the flavor of this seasonal favorite all year round.

Pumpkins are rich in potassium, which regulates muscle contractions and fluid balance. Pumpkins also contain vitamin A, which supports your immune system, bone health, and eye health. Pumpkins are 94% water, so they're naturally low in calories. One cup of cooked pumpkin has just 49 calories and 245% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin A.

You can have fresh pumpkins delivered to your door in as little as 2 hours through Instacart! Simply select your produce and other items through the Instacart app or website and enjoy convenient same-day home delivery!
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