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Did You Know These Things About Pumpkins?

Pumpkins

Pumpkins have potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. They are also bursting with antioxidants!

Pumpkin seeds contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber.

Pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin can be used as a replacement for butter or oil in baking recipes. 

Every part of a pumpkin is edible except the skin. You can even eat the stem!

The first jack-o’-lanterns came from the Irish and Scottish and were made out of turnips and potatoes. Jack-o’-lanterns came about to ward off evil spirits.

Pumpkins were used as jack o’ lanterns when the first settlers arrived in America. 

Antarctica is the only continent pumpkins don’t grow in. The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighed over 2,600 pounds.

Each pumpkin has about 500 seeds.

There are over 45 different types of pumpkins.

Pumpkins are actually fruit, but are known by most people as a vegetable.

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