Pumpkin

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkins are from the squash family and they get their orange color from carotenoid pigments including beta cryptomanthin alpha and beta carotene.  All of which are pro vitamin A compounds converted to vitamin A in the body.

1. 5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced each year.  The top states are Illinois, Indiana ,Ohio,Pennsylvania and California

Most parts of the pumpkin are eligible including the freshly shell the leaves and even the flowers. Pumpkins are popular for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

The smaller sweet pumpkin or pie pumpkin is the best pumpkin for cooking.

90 percent of pumpkins is water.

The state of Illinois grows the most pumpkins in the US.

Pumpkins are a fruit.

I found this information in the Wikipedia.

 

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4 thoughts on “Pumpkin

  1. EttaD October 31, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Wow! Great info. never knew pumpkins were fruits or that they were 90% water, now imagine that!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. EttaD October 31, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Oh and Happy Halloween!! 🙂

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