People throughout Scotland are set to buy around 100,000 pumpkins to make Hallowe’en lanterns this Saturday – but nearly two thirds of people will throw them away.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign, delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, is urging people not to bin their scooped-out pumpkin goodness and make the most of the seasonal superfood with a range of inspiring pumpkin-based recipes.
Ylva Haglund, Love Food Hate Waste Campaign Manager, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “Food waste is a major issue with over 380,000 tonnes of food that could have been eaten being thrown away by households in Scotland each year – that represents a potential annual saving of £470.
“Hallowe’en is a great example of a fun time of year when people traditionally get together in celebration, so there really is no excuse not to make the most of and share the food we buy.”
Love Food Hate Waste has some pumpkin recipe suggestions to try, including: Roasted pumpkin lasagne, Roasted pumpkin seeds, Gnocchi in pumpkin and chilli sauce, Roasted pumpkin and coriander soup and Pumpkin chutney.