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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

10 Random Things About Pumpkins

Admit it....You want to know about Pumpkins.  You may need to write a story about them.  Or, conversation at the next party may drag and you will have pumpkin trivia ready to charm friends and relatives.
And needn't think pumpkins are just relevant at Halloween...Thanksgiving is coming, and FAST!
Pumpkins originated in Central America.

Pumpkins are a fruit.
Pumpkins are 90% water.

Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits
80% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is
available in October.
Pumpkins range in sizes from less than a pound to
over 1,000 pounds.

Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing

Pumpkins were once used for curing snake bites.
Now, don't you feel better for knowing this??

- University of Illinois Extension

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