Just a few reasons to eat more PUMPKIN!

11 Oct

Borrowed from my favorite blog, Carrots N Cake, here’s a few facts about pumpkins that you may not have known!

Did you know…

  • Pumpkin seeds are high in protein? There’s 12g in a one cup serving. [source]
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,676 pounds? [source]
  • Pumpkins are 90% water? [source]
  • Adding pumpkin to your diet may help mild to moderate facial acne? Pumpkins are packed with zinc, which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that may help calm irritated skin from the inside out. [source]
  • The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over 5 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. [source]
  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon.” [source]

Ah. NOW will you jump on the pumpkin band-wagon with me?! Thanks, Tina for the facts! ❤

Know any other interesting facts? Tell me!

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