Here is a little pumpkin trivia:
Pumpkins have been grown in America for over 5,000 years.
Colonists made pumpkin pies by filling a hollowed out pumpkin shell with milk, honey and spices and then roasting them over hot ashes. Did they learn this from the Indians?
Pumpkin is 90 percent water.
Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds.
The weight of the world’s largest pumpkin has been variously listed as 1,061 lb., 1140 lb., 1385 lb., and 1,502 lb. Take your pick. That would make quite a few pies!
One record indicates that the largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
Another survey states that the world’s largest pumpkin pie weighed 2,020 pounds and measured more than 12 feet! It took 5 hours to bake and produced over 3000 slices!
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
Indians used pumpkins as food and medicine.
Enjoy pumpkins – ’tis the season!