Butter pumpkin originally comes from Central or South America. It has always been a part of human diet – even Incas used to prepare it. To this day it is a favored food in South Africa. Shape-wise butter pumpkin reminds of a pear. It is about 20 cm long with thick peel, the pulp is bright orange similar to cucumber or a zucchini in its consistence yet much tougher. The taste is slighty sweet and lightly fragrant. Pumpkin is a trusty source of fiber, vitamin A and C, magnesium, calcium and cadmium. Since it is easy to digest and contains no allergens it is suitable for nurslings.