Pumpkins have a sweet, honey flavour and they are especially popular as winter approaches. Its skin is smooth firm to the touch. Smaller pumpkins contain more flesh and are best for eating. Pumpkin is a source of antioxidant beta-carotene, and a good source of the phytochemical lutein. Pumpkins can be used in pies, soups, breads & dessert dishes. The pumpkin is widely used locally in soups & the famous pumpkin pie, which includes rice, tuna & black olives.