Since this month is Halloween and a very fall month we thought we'd share some fun facts we found about pumpkins!
Pumpkins are pretty good for you and they are pretty versatile as well.
Pumpkins originated from Central America.
Pumpkins are considered fruits! what???
They are a member of the cucurbita genus in the gourd family.
The top Pumpkin growing states in the US are: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California.
Pumpkins contain vitamin A and potassium.
Pumpkins are 90% water.
Pumpkins can range in size from one pound to 1000 pounds.
The largest pumpkin ever recorded weighed 1140 pounds.
Pumpkin seeds can be roasted and eaten, the flowers are actually edible(there are a lot of recipes online)
Pumpkins can also be made into soups, breads, cookies, and of course pies!
Native Americans used the seeds for food as well as medicines.
Native Americans also would cut pumpkins into strips and roast them over fires.
Sounds like that would be pretty good with some cinnamon and sugar on top of them.
At Bare Garden Farms we haven't had a pumpkin harvest but we do have eggs which could be used in the cookies and breads!
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