Positive, you might eat an ornamental gourd. However don’t.

This story was initially revealed in October 2021.

It’s ornamental gourd season, Mainers. The knobby, colourful squash could appear too fairly to eat, however you technically may eat this natural autumnal residence decor when you actually wished to — it simply won’t be value it.

Although decorative gourds are sometimes labeled as “inedible,” the vast majority of them usually are not poisonous to people. Nevertheless, Rob Dumas, meals science innovation coordinator on the College of Maine, mentioned that the tiny, bumpy gourds typically used for adornment would style horrible and be tough to pores and skin, chop and in any other case put together.