Quick ways to peel a pumpkin

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Pumpkin is the queen of autumn. Gourds are rich in vitamins and minerals. She is considered a valuable fruit for the manufacture of culinary masterpieces. Softness and unique taste will add uniqueness to any dish. It takes a lot of time to prepare pumpkins, which is not permissible for most housewives. There are several ways to help deal with the problem and speed up the process.


At first, you will need to follow a few rules:

  • Inspect the fetus visually. It should be without damage, with a healthy appearance, pleasant aroma.
  • First, rinse the fetus with running water, remove dust, dirt.
  • With a wide knife, cut the bottom and top.
  • Cut in half from top to bottom.
  • Pull out the seeds and fiber pulp with a tablespoon.

If the fruit is gigantic, divide it into four parts.

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A common way is to remove the peel with a knife. Divide the prepared fruit into small segments. With a sharpened knife, cut off the peel. The method is ineffective if the skin is thick.

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Heat treatment will soften the skin.

  1. Wash and dry the pumpkin. If it is large, cut in half.
  2. Make a few deep punctures with a long knife.
  3. Send to the microwave, setting the maximum power level.
  4. After a few minutes, proceed with cleaning.


If there is no microwave, you can use the oven. Heat treatment will make the peel soft and supple, which will simplify cleaning:

  1. Wash, dry.
  2. Large cut into several parts.
  3. In each piece, make punctures with a knife.
  4. Put on a baking sheet, put in the oven for 10 minutes at a temperature not exceeding 200 degrees.
  5. At the end of time, remove from the oven, cool, proceed to peeling.


Culinary specialists remove the peel with a peeler - this is a great helper in the kitchen. The device helps to quickly peel.


The grater will cope with the task, but only after heat treatment.

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Halloween Pumpkin Peeling and Cutting Step-by-Step Plan

Melon fruit is popular on October 30, decorative items are cut from it for a holiday. Here are the rules to follow.

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  • pumpkin 1 PC
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 28 kcal
Proteins: 1.3 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
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  • Find the right shape. A round medium pumpkin will do. You will need a marker, a short knife, a candle.
  • To wash, dry, process pumpkin with alcohol.
  • Mark the future holes of the pumpkin lantern with a marker.
  • Cut the lines of the eyes and mouth. Make sure not to burst.
  • Cut off the top, remove the pulp.
  • Set the candle inside, light it.

The result is a great Jack-o-lantern, which will be the main attribute of the holiday of All Saints Day.

Mistresses note

  • Vegetable connoisseurs should remember that it can be stored in the refrigerator. Put in a bag and put in the freezer.
  • The peeled and chopped vegetable is stored at zero temperature for no more than a week.
  • Melon is unpretentious, in a cool dark place it will survive all winters. You can stock up and indulge yourself with tasty healthy dishes during the cold weather in the fall.
  • Pumpkin juice is a natural sleeping pill and antioxidant, and the flesh can relieve burn pain.
  • It contains many minerals and vitamins. Thanks to an impressive amount of iron content, it helps in the fight against anemia.

Vitamins and minerals in the pulp:

Vitamins amountMineralsamount
Vitamin A (Retinol)12 230 IUCalcium37 mg
Vitamin C (L-isomer of ascorbic acid)11.5 mgPotassium364 mg
Vitamin K (naphthoquinone, phylloquinone, menaquinone, menatetrenone)2.0 mgPhosphorus47 mg
Vitamin PP (Niacin, Niacin)1.02 mgSodium2 mg
Vitamin B9 (folic acid)22 mcgIron1.4 mcg

How to choose a pumpkin


To prepare a pumpkin dish, you need to choose the right vegetable. Color, taste, aroma depend on the quality of the main component. There are no more than twenty varieties.

  • A medium sized round pumpkin will do.
  • Weight should not exceed 5 kilograms.
  • The peel should be dense, without spots, and the flesh bright, elastic.
  • The tail must be dry.

If you adhere to these rules, it will turn out to please loved ones and guests with a delicious treat. It will be fragrant, beautiful, bright.

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The content of a large number of useful components will allow not only to eat densely, but also replenish the supply of minerals and vitamins. Despite the troubles, the result is excellent. You can safely share the experience of cleaning this unique vegetable at home.

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