Did you know?
*Pumpkins have no cholesterol, but then again, no plants do.
*People once believed that pumpkins could clear up freckles. They were also used as a cure for snake bites.
*The risk of prostate cancer is reduced by the consumption of pumpkin seeds.
*The world's largest pumpkin pie was baked by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in New Bremen, Ohio and weighed 2,020 pounds! It took 900 pounds of pumpkin and 300 pounds of sugar to make.
*In Australia, pumpkins are a main course meal. A piece of skinned pumpkin is placed in meat juices and served with carrots and potatoes.
*Many people actually name their pumpkins. Names such as "Big Bertha", "Goliath", and "Fertile Myrtle" are popular ideas.
*Pumpkins are very rich in vitamin A.
*They can be used to make soups, breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, pies, fudge, marmalade, beer, and even ice cream.
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*Pumpkins are 90% water.
*Nutrition facts for one cup of pureed pumpkin: 80 calories, less than 1 gram fat, 2.4 grams protein, 588 mg potassium, 19 grams carbohydrates
*The Japanese refer to the pumpkin as "kabocha".
*"Cucurbitophobia" is the fear of pumpkins.
*Don't forget that Cinderella would never have made it to the ball without a pumpkin!
*Partially green pumpkins do not grow any more, so it's best to pick pumpkins that are completely orange.
*Avoid pumpkins with even a single soft spot when choosing the perfect one to carve!
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