Pumpkin facts . . . Oh My Gourd! 🎃

Did you know? 🎃

“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” —Linus from Charlie Brown.

It’s the start of fall, and if you hear the word pumpkin it is usually followed by  spice latte. But before this fall drink of choice cast its spell on every coffee drinker, the word pumpkin comes with a long line of interesting facts and fables. Pumpkin facts: its roots are from the Greek word pepon—meaning large melon.

For starters, pumpkins carry a lot of weight when it comes to Vitamin A. In fact it also contains potassium. So you might consider nibbling on something with pumpkin in it over that yellow fruit that takes all the potassium credit.

Pumpkins are at their best when they are in soups, pies and breads. But did you know they were also used to remove freckles? “Oh my gourd!” I didn’t know that either.

Better yet, back in the Wild West days they cured snake bits. “Yikes!”

According to those who follow stats, the largest pumpkin ever grown was 1,140 pounds. And to top it all off, pumpkins are 90 percent water. Holy gourd that is one fact that will impress anyone this fall.

Or as Charlie Brown would say: Oh brother!


Happy fall everyone. We look forward to seeing you at Denver local and organic restaurant Fooducopia located at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Race in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood.

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