Written by Randy Fritz, co-creator with Diana Herrington of Real Food For Life.
Pumpkins are Big!
Pumpkins are Tasty!
Pumpkins are Healthy!
Pumpkins are Magic?
Everyone loves pumpkins, whether you are growing a 1,800 pound whopper, reaching for your second piece of pumpkin pie, or just enjoying the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits from this alkaline powerfood.
Strangely enough, the pumpkin more than any other vegetable is associated with the supernatural.
Pumpkins are Big!
The biggest fruit/vegetable ever recorded in the world was by Jim and Kelsey Bryson, from Ormstown, Quebec. You can see just how big here: Giant Pumpkin. Jim revealed that his secret fertilizer for this 1,818.5 pounds monster was maple syrup!
All the giant pumpkins now can be traced back to seeds developed by another Canadian, Howard Dil, from Nova Scotia.
Up to 10,000 hobbyists around the word enter giant pumpkin contests each year, sometimes paying up to $1,500 for a single giant pumpkin seed.
Even the word pumpkin is derived from the Greek phrase “large melon.”
Pumpkins Are Tasty…and American
The first domesticated pumpkin ever was recorded over 5,000 years ago in Central America. Seeds from related plants have been found in Mexico, dating back over 7,000 years to 5500 B.C.
Maybe that is why we have such a love for pumpkin pie. Pumpkins make an ideal filling because they are already so sweet. You can also eat the leaves and seeds and even the flowers!
Pumpkins Are Healthy For You
These are just the benefits of the fruit. Even more powerful benefits come from pumpkin seeds.
For detailed nutritional composition click here: pumpkin nutritional facts
Pumpkins Are Magic?…
For some reason pumpkins have been associated with the supernatural. Maybe it’s because the average pumpkin is the size and shape of a human head.
Diana is just now working on the ultimate healthy pumpkin pie recipe which includes a gluten-free, low starch pie crust. Be watching for it.
What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin?
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