Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun Fact Friday....it's all about Pumpkins!


Happy Halloween everyone!

We aren't a big Halloween family, but the kiddos are going trick-or-treating tonight and they are so excited!

White Pumpkins


Here are some interesting tid-bits about pumpkins that I wanted to share with ya'll....

  • Pumpkin (pepon) is a Greek word for “large melon”.
  • Pumpkins are actually a fruit - I had no idea!
  • Pumpkins are a type of squash. They are members of Cucurbita family (cucumbers, zucchini, etc.).
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. They are really good for you. I LOVE pumpkin!!
  • Pumpkins are grown on 6 of the 7 continents (not on Antarctica).
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible. Again, this is really interesting. Ever tried to eat one?
  • Pumpkins are 90% water.
  • Pumpkin sees can be roasted as a snack.
  • Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.

    Hope this video gives you a little smile today - lots of pranks going on!



    I'm not feeling well right now (pray for me if you get a chance, would you?), but will get by to visit all of you soon! Ya'll have a safe weekend - have fun with your families and take lots of pictures!

    8 comments:

    duchess said...

    Thanks for all of the pumpkin knowledge - I feel much smarter now.
    Sorry you're under the weather - hope you feel better soon.
    Happy Halloween.

    shell said...

    Hey girl! Sorry you are not feeling well I am home in my PJ's today feeling yuck too! Saying a prayer that you get back to feeling great soon!

    Ashley Griffin said...

    loved all the pumpkin facts!

    hope you feel better soon!

    Shannon said...

    Thanks for the pumpkin facts!

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Happy Halloween!

    Carol said...

    I'm so sorry to hear you're under the weather. I'll be praying for you! :>)
    Your pumpkin facts were very interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Carol

    Sandy Toes said...

    What interesting facts about pumpkins:)!
    -sandy toes

    Jules from "The Roost" said...

    Hope you feel better today! Love the pumpkin pics!

    ellen said...

    Hope you're feeling better and all is well with your bunch. I miss seeing your fun posts!

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