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Pumpkin Leaves

Pumpkin Leaves

Regular price £3.00 Sale

Where to buy pumpkin leaves?
Right here on our website, you can now pre- order your : Pumpkin Leaves at only £3.00 (Large Bunch 15-18 leaves check pic for ref guide.) Please note delivery will be from End-June 2017.
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 from Monday to Thursday, packed and dispatched on the same day on a next day delivery service. 

Any orders received Friday - Sunday will be picked on a Monday and dispatched the same day, for Tuesday delivery, to ensure opitimal freshness and avoiding weekend transport.( Please ensure you or someone will be available to receive your delivery)

The leaves are carefully packed in appropriate boxes. Please read customer reviews for latest feedback on the leaves.

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.

PRE- ORDER FRESH - Pumpkin Leaves ONLY £3.00 (Large Bunch 15-18 leaves) PLEASE NOTE DELIVERY WILL BE FROM MID-JUNE 2017.

 For all wholesale enquires please email  trade@theafricanchef.com

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