The pumpkin was a bright orange on the outside. I cut the pumpkin in half because I want to can it. But the inside is a white orange. It really isn't string on the inside, looks like there is a lot of pumpkin walls on the inside. Was this pumpkin ripe? If not, do I have to get rid of it because I cut it in half too soon. I want to can it but I don't want to make my family sick if I use it.