Pumpkins – Vegetable or Fruit?


DID YOU KNOW?Pumpkins

“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.”

So what’s your verdict?  Vegetable or Fruit?

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.

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Resource: http://www.differencebetween.net/science/nature/difference-between-fruits-and-vegetables/

FACTS _ http://urbanext.illinois.edu/pumpkins/facts.cfm

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