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Kitchen Witch
August 18th, 2005, 03:31 PM

Pumpkin flour is a great substitute for use in just about any recipe that uses flour.
Potential and real medical benefits include:
Aids gastrointestinal ailments
Cancer avoidance and treatment
Kidney ailments
Diabetes- both helps in deterring the onset of Diabetes, as well as treatment.
Heart ailments.
Select one or more fresh, ripe pumpkins. Sugar pie variety makes a good, slightly sweet flour.

Cut open the pumpkin, remove and discard seeds and strings.
Remove the skin from the pumpkin. Use a sharp knife for hard skins. A potato peeler may work on soft shelled varieties.
Slice pumpkin into thin slices and set out to dry. A food dehydrator is helpful.
Allow pumpkin to completely dry.
Place slices into a food processor and grind into a flour-like texture.
Place pumpkin flour into an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place.

Pumpkin Flour can be used in any recipe that calls for flour. Most recipes suggest substituting pumpkin flour for up to 1/4 of the amount of regular flour.