While commonly viewed as a vegetable, scientifically pumpkin is a fruit as it contains seeds.
Pumpkin is believed to has originated in the ancient civilisations of North and Central America before spreading in Europe in early 16th century. Throughout the history pumpkin has been used in a large variety of culinary, medicinal and decorative uses.
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious recipes the pumpkin needs to be on the top of the list, as unless delicious pumpkin is high in vitamins A, C, E, iron and folate which can contribute to a healthy diet and strong immunity, in a combination with honey and walnuts it gets even better.
Roasted Pumpkin with Honey and Walnuts
•2 1/2 pound pumpkin, sliced
•1/2 cup dark brown sugar
•1/2-1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
•2 tablespoons honey (we used Raw Coriander Honey)
•1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
•1/4 teaspoon cloves
•1 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon allspice
Preheat oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4
1. Remove the skin and seeds, rinse under warm water and pat dry.
2. Combine all of the spices and the brown sugar in a bowl and mix well.
3. Dip each side of the pumpkin slice in the mixture .
4. Place in a baking tray and drizzle with honey.
5. Bake for around 40-55 minutes, until the pumpkin is soft and caramelized.
6. Remove pumpkin from oven and drizzle with honey and top with walnuts, if you like you can toast the walnuts in a pan before serving.