Drum Dried Pumpkin Flakes are an ideal ingredient when fresh pumpkin is out of season. These pieces of pumpkin are easy to use right away to incorporate into dishes like blended soups, rice dishes, winter stew and baked goods.
Ready to use. To rehydrate, soak 2 cups of warm water per 1/2 cup Drum Dried Pumpkin to achieve thick puree consistency.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Pumpkin, maltodextrin, corn flour.
The name pumpkin refers to a type of fruit under the squash family, mostly commonly of Cucurbita pepo, the popular round orange variety with smooth ribbed skin. Pumpkin is used not only for its culinary capabilities, but it is also used in recreational activities such as decoration when they are carved into jack o'lanterns and other decorations. Pumpkin pie is a traditional dessert served at Thanksgiving in the United States.
The color of pumpkin is mainly derived from orange pigments, which are rich in lutein, and alpha and beta carotene, which are a significant source of vitamin A. Its name is derived from the word pepon, which is Greek for "large melon." The French transformed the word into pompon, the British to pumpion, and American colonists morphed the word into the modern "pumpkin."
Pumpkin is a highly popular crop in the United States, with top producers being California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois.
Pumpkin is a flexible ingredient in the kitchen, and can be used in the same way as most squash. Our Drum Dried Pumpkin Flakes are a convenient ingredient that can be used in dishes without adding to moisture content. It works well in soups, stews and baked goods, adding an appealing orange color with the mildly sweet flavor of squash.
Thanks to our convenient Pumpkin Flakes and mess-free Maple Sugar Powder, making this elegant dessert is a breeze, no matter the time of year. Pumpkin Flakes are full of flavor and Maple Sugar Powder works great where no additional liquid is wanted.