Can any type of pumpkin be baked/cooked? How do you know if it's a pumpkin or gourd?
Yes, a pumpkin can be cooked. You can eat the seeds then use the flesh for baking preferably using an oven. Both a pumpkin and a gourd can be colored yellow, green, white or a combination, but in most cases pumpkins are orange. Check out http://www.ehow.com/how_2054502_cook-whole-pumpkin.html#ixzz1iLQudQoM for more details.