Pumpkins – Vegetable or Fruit?
“GROS MELONS “– is what the Frenchman Jacques Cartier, who explored the St. Lawrence region of North America, called them. He reported finding the strange-looking vegetable, or was it a fruit, when he entered the new land in 1584. The name was translated into English as “pompions,” which has since evolved into the modern “pumpkin.”
DID YOU KNOW?
- Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles?
- Pumpkin pulp has anti-aging properties to make the skin glow?
- Pumpkins helps remove pimples and spots?
- Pumpkins were once thought to cure a snake bite?
- Pumpkins have anti-inflammatory properties help cure a burn?
- A decoction of pumpkin leaves is thought to reduce a fever?
- Native Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats?
- They also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and ate them?
- In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling?
Answer – Pumpkins are the world’s biggest fruit.