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PostSubject: Pumpkin Facts   Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:29 am

Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkins are a fruit that originated in Central America.
The name "pumpkin" comes from the Greek word "pepon," meaning a large melon.
90% of the pumpkin is made up of water.
The yellow-orange flowers that bloom from a pumpkin vine are edible.
Using pumpkins as lanterns at Halloween is based on an ancient Celtic custom brought to America by European immigrants.
The largest pumpkin grown was recorded on October 2, 2004 weighing 1,446 lbs.
Pumpkins, and their seeds, were a celebrated food of the Native American Indians who treasured them both for their dietary and medicinal properties.
Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other state in the country. It harvests nearly 12,300 acres of fruit.
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