Here is a collection of pumpkin trivia and pumpkin fun facts:
Pumpkins originated in Central America.
Pumpkins are actually squash. They are members of the squash family.
A pumpkin is a fruit. Most people think of it as a vegetable.
Pumpkins are 90% water.
The largest pumpkin ever grown is over one ton. See it
The largest pumpkin pie weighed 3,699 pounds and is 20 feet in diameter. More information and a picture
Pumpkins are grown all over the world on six of the seven continents, with Antarctica being the sole exception. They are even grown in Alaska.
A pumpkin is not a Jack O’Lantern until it is carved.
Pumpkins were once recommended as a cure for freckles.
They were used as a remedy for snake bites.
Pumpkin seeds help avoid prostate cancer in men.
Halloween evolved, in part, from the Celtic tradition of All Hallow’s Eve.
Native Americans fed pumpkins to their horses.
Pumpkin flour can be used in place of wheat flour. It has many health and medicinal benefits.
Pumpkins are gluten-free.
At the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621, the pilgrims did not serve pumpkin pie, Rather, they made a stewed pumpkin.
Food manufacturers use tan-colored pumpkins to make pumpkin puree.
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