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All about pumpkins

Did you know that there are 800 different varieties of pumpkin? Only 200 of them are edible. The berry fruit originally came from Latin America. In the 16th century, the pumpkin came to Europe via Spain. Nowadays, it is grown everywhere, even in China, where it is produced the most. 

The pumpkin is mostly celebrated at Halloween. Actually, it is in season from August to late autumn. 

Pumpkin is becoming more and more popular because it is easy to cook and store. It contains few calories, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, also potassium, calcium, zinc and silicic acid. Pumpkin is often found in the menus of our restaurants, such as in our autumn leaf salad, green pumpkin gnocchi, Breton turbot, bites with beetroot hummus and pickled pumpkin or beetroot risotto.

For a special pumpkin weekend, we recommend a visit to the world's largest pumpkin exhibition until December 4th at the Blühende Barock in Ludwigsburg. Afterwards, you can try our pumpkin specialities and stay overnight at the Adler Asperg.

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