Sweet Spanish Pumpkin!

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Spanish pumpkin / Fernando Madariaga – ICEX

Healthy, delicious and extremely versatile, pumpkin is a secret weapon in Spanish cuisine, where not only does it play starring and supporting roles in any number of savory dishes (including the recently launched Calabizo vegetarian chorizo), but also in many of Spain’s most treasured traditional sweets.

Take PGI Ensaimada de Mallorca, for example, a sweet leavened bread from the Balearic Islands that is frequently filled with pumpkin. This baked good is so important to Mallorca’s cuisine that it is protected by an Indication of Geographic Protection.

Pumpkin is also a traditional ingredient in a range of other Spanish sweets, including Christmas favorites like marzipan anguilas and roscón de reyes – treats that might even be accompanied by slices of candied pumpkin on a tray.

Find out more about this versatile Spanish product on Foods and Wines from Spain.

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