Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pumpkin Fun Facts

Fall is just around the corner, and with that comes huge pumpkin patches in and around Fowlerville. Just so you know, here are some pumpkin facts.

Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
Pumpkins are 90% water.
Pumpkins are used for feed for animals.

Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack.

Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.

The name "pumpkin" originated from "pepon," the Greek word for "large melon."

Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A.

So enjoy eating pumpkin as well as carving it.

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