October 6, 2012

Did You Know. . .

that in 1584, French explorer, Jacques Cartier, reported finding "gros melons" in the St. Lawrence region of North America?  The name was then translated as "pompions" which then evolved into the word "pumpkin".

that during the colonial era, the colonists did not use pumpkins in the filling of their pies?  They used them as part of the crust.

that at one time, using pumpkins to remove freckles and cure snake bites was recommended?

that the flowers of pumpkins are edible?

that pumpkins are 90% water?

that pumpkins grow in all parts of the world except Antarctica?

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