It's not for nothing that the pumpkin is called "queen of the garden, because it contains protein and nitrogenous substances, starch, carotene, salts of phosphorus, copper, iron, vitamins C, D, B1 and B2.
There are a lot of varieties, shapes and colors of pumpkin, and not all types of this vegetable are used for food.
Pumpkin is well used in cooking practically in all countries of the world. From it prepare a delicious useful cereal, cook soups, squeeze the juice and add to the dessert.
However, not only the pumpkin itself, but also the seeds contained inside is useful.
They are eaten as antihelminthic and anti-emetics.
There are winter varieties of pumpkin and summer. They can be stored in any cool place for several weeks and even months, but can not be stored in the refrigerator. The ideal place for storing pumpkin is, of course, a cellar. But if you do not have a cellar, Gourd Can be stored on the glassed loggia.
It is important to remember that winter varieties of pumpkin are betterProtect from direct sunlight. Therefore, place the pumpkin fruits on the shelves with the pedicels upwards, and most importantly, that they do not touch each other with their sides.
From above Gourd You need to cover with cloth or straw. If the temperature on the loggia falls below +2 degrees, then, Gourd You need to cover it warmly.
There are varieties of pumpkin that can be stored without damage at room temperature at home.
Slit Gourd Can be stored in the refrigerator only 3-4 days. If you want to extend the storage of pumpkin, it needs to be peeled and peeled and put into the refrigerator.
The optimum temperature for storing pumpkin fruits is 8-10 degrees. Relative air humidity is 70-80%.