Facts About Pumpkins

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  • Over 1 billion pounds (450 million kgs) of pumpkin are produced in the US every year.
  • Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America.
  • Pumpkins are 90% water.
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • Pumpkin seeds help avoid prostrate cancer in men.
  • Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber.
  • Pumpkin plants feature both male and female flowers, with bees typically being involved in pollination.
  • 100 grams of pumpkin produces around 26 calories of energy.
  • Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

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