Pumpkins are 90% water.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.
Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads.
Pumpkin Flowers are edible.
Colonists sliced off the pumpkin tops, removed the seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of the pumpkin pie.
The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over 5 feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 144 eggs and took 6 hours to bake.
Pumpkins are low in calories, fat and sodium and high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Potassium, Protein and Iron.
Pumpkins range in size from under 1 pound to over 1000 pounds.
Pumpkins are a fruit.
80% of the pumpkin supply in the US is available during the month of October.
The largest pumpkin on record weighed 1,502 pounds in 2007.
Pumpkins are native to North America and have been domestically grown here for over 5,000 years.
Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkin, dried them and made mats.