Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Pumpkin!

A few facts about pumpkins: Who knew the pumpkin was so interesting! I didn't. I always just liked it for its shape and association with Halloween. While doing research about the origins of Halloween and the symbolism I came across a few interesting facts about the pumpkin.

-Pumpkins originated in Central America and contain over 30 different varieties.
-The ones we carve for Halloween are from
Connecticut. Also each pumpkin contains about 500 seeds which are a great source of protein for us.
-One serving of pumpkin is about .5 grams of fat! Not bad for something that taste so great!

So when you carve your pumpkin this year save those seeds! You can plant them for next year and grow your own pumpkins!


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