Facts About Pumpkins
Check out all these interesting facts about pumpkins. Facts you never knew, or facts you didn’t even want to know!
Pumpkins are really a squash.
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A and Potassium and are also high in fiber.
The self proclaimed “Pumpkin Capital of the World” is Morton, Illinois.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them, and made mats.
In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
Looking for a pumpkin in Charlotte? Check out these local pumpkin patches!