How much do you know about pumpkins?

Halloween has come and gone, however, the majority of us are still clinging onto our pumpkins, refusing to succumb to the looming threat of winter and attempting to draw out the autumn season as long as we possibly can.

Or, it could simply be a matter of not yet getting around to tossing our pumpkins from Halloween, but let’s go with the first explanation. It’s a little more whimsical, I think.

Most of us associate pumpkins with Halloween as decorative pieces or something to carve. There are a lot more to pumpkins than using them for porch ornaments, though, and I thought I would expand your knowledge on the topic of pumpkins because why the hell not.

This information comes from

“Pumpkin comes in many varieties, although the most common varieties are the large ones used for carving jack-o’-lanterns and smaller, sweeter pie pumpkins.

“Pumpkins are loaded with a variety of nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

“Most of the health benefits of pumpkin relate to its content of fiber and micronutrients, including beta carotene and vitamin A.

“There are many ways to enjoy pumpkin. For the healthiest versions, try using it in savory dishes like soup or as a roasted vegetable.

“Pumpkin is generally a healthy food with no negative consequences if eaten in moderation, but for optimal health, you should limit highly processed, sugar-laden pumpkin foods to occasional treats,” the article states.

Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin when it comes to consuming it, but I can certainly appreciate everything else pumpkins have to offer in terms of nutrition, health benefits and their bright colours. For what it’s worth, they’re also rather durable things until they begin to rot, so in a dire situation, one could arguably use them as weapons to peg off intruders or something along those lines.

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