KidsView  | The Adventist Review for kids and those who always will be kids at heart | November 2017

Fun Facts About: Pumpkins

  • You can eat pumpkin flowers.

 

  • The Connecticut Field variety is actually the typical American pumpkin.

 

  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

 

  • Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A.

 

  • In colonial times pumpkins were an ingredient for a piecrust—not the pie filling!

 

  • The largest pumpkin pie made was more than 350 pounds and five feet in diameter.

 

  • Pumpkins are actually from the squash and cucumber family.

 

  • The “pumpkin capital of the world” is thought to be Morton, Illinois (where the Libby’s factory, which makes canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling, is located).

 

  • People once thought pumpkins were a remedy for snakebites and could remove freckles.

 

Pumpkins grow in every continent of the world except Antarctica.