October 26 is National Pumpkin Day

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, but there are reasons to celebrate pumpkins all season long. Here are a few little-known facts and fun recipes to celebrate fall's favorite gourd:

  • Pumpkins are technically a fruit (they are in the gourd family), but are often called a vegetable because of their savory flavor.
  • You won't find many calories in pumpkins - which makes them a healthy treat. A cup of canned pumpkin has only 80 calories.
  • Pumpkin is also quite nutritious. They are low-fat and an excellent source of potassium, fiber and Vitamin A.
  • Try larger pumpkins for carving, and use smaller pumpkins (less than 10 pounds) for cooking and baking - they have a better flavor.

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