Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Pumpkin Stuff To Know~
Autumn brings us cool weather, the slowing down of harvest on the farm, fields of pumpkins, and great ideas of all of the many ways to use them.
Pumpkins are one of the fun foods.
Just thinking about all the funny and frightening faces one can produce puts me into a carving state of mind.
Do you know.....
One Billion pounds of pumpkin was produced in the US last year.
Pumpkins are really a squash, they are from the (Cucurbita family) which consist of squash and cucumber.
Pumpkins are 90% water.
The Antarctica is the only continent where pumpkins will not grow.
The Irish brought the tradition of carving to America.
Their tradition was to carve turnips, when they discovered the pumpkin, and how much easier the carving was ....the rest is history as we know it.
Pumpkins contain Potassium and Vit.A.
So far this Autumn I have seen orange, green, grey, white, and a very pretty buff color of this interesting thing we call Pumpkin~