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Pumpkin Leaves

Pumpkin Leaves

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Where to buy pumpkin leaves?
Right here on our website, Pumpkin Leaves at only £3.00 (Large Bunch 15-18 leaves check pic for ref guide.) 
Can I eat pumpkin leaves?

Squash & Pumpkin leaves are indeed, edible. In many parts of the world, including Asia and Africa, they are a regular part of the diet when available. The taste is similar to a mixture of green beans, asparagus, broccoli and spinach. African names Ugu leaves -  Nigeria, Muboora - Zimbabwe, Chibwabwa - Zambia, Krobonko - Ghana, 

Where and when do you grow your pumpkins and leaves?

Our pumpkins are locally grown in South Devon. Pumpkin season is typically from April until September. However, a warmer summer will extend the season into October.

Are they nutritious?

Yes! pumpkin leaves are high in calcium and also are a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, protein, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.

How do I cook them?

Pumpkin leaves can be eaten raw but cooking brings out the true flavour of the leaf. The younger leaves are more prized during the beginning of the season as they are very tender.  Larger leaves of certain varieties may need deveining. They can be steamed like spinach, sauteed in some olive oil with garlic and salt or used in a stir-fry. Our recipe section has a variety of recipes to try.

Will they arrive fresh?

To guarantee freshness we pick leaves first thing in the morning on Thursday, they are packed and dispatched on the same day on a next day delivery service to arrive Friday ( Saturday the very latest)

Please ensure you or someone will be available to receive your delivery.

Are they Organic?

Though we are not certified Organic. We use no pesticides or chemical additives and grow our pumpkins (leaves) in harmony with nature. All our seeds are Bio-Dymanic certified and come from heirloom varieties.

Pumpkin Leaves ONLY £3.00 (Large Bunch 15-18 leaves) NOW SOLD OUT!

 

 For all wholesale enquires please email  trade@theafricanchef.com

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