5 Fun Facts About Pumpkins

It’s impossible to walk into any supermarket and not find something pumpkin-flavored once fall hits. The familiar, round, orange squash is hard to avoid, but did you know that pumpkins come in tons of varieties, colors, shapes and sizes?! The heaviest pumpkin in the world weighs 2,624 pounds…Holy Pumpkin!

We’re giving you pumpkin to talk about at your Halloween party this year. Here are 5 facts about your favorite fall squash.

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Jack-o-lanterns used to be carved from beets,

turnips and potatoes. The Irish used them to scare off evil spirits, and when they immigrated to the United States and brought along the jack-o-lantern tradition, they found out pumpkins were much easier to carve.

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You can eat every part of the pumpkin.

That means not only the pulp and seeds, but also the leaves, skin, flowers, and even the stem! So next time you’re looking for a pumpkin recipe, don’t stop at pumpkin pie. How about some Stir Fried Pumpkin Stems instead?

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Pumpkins have been around for 5,000 years.

That’s way longer than any pumpkin spice latte craze.

Pumpkin facts

Pumpkins are 90% water

They’re low in calories, fat, and sodium, and have more fiber than kale. They’re also good sources of potassium, protein, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B.

Pumpkin Growing

Pumpkins are grown in every continent

but Antarctica. Pumpkins are native to the Western Hemisphere but are grown all over! Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other state in the U.S.

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Source: Today

If these pumpkin facts won’t make you a hit at your Halloween party, try making this pumpkin keg and fill with beer or your favorite Ugly Juice to impress your guests instead!

And once you’ve traded out the pumpkins and ghosts for snowmen and holly, don’t forget to compost your pumpkins!

If anyone in SF wants a pumpkin juice keg at their Halloween (or Thanksgiving) party, we will give you an awesome discount! Please email us!!!