The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for "large melon". (...) The origin of pumpkins is not definitively known, although they are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, were found in Mexico. Pumpkins are a squash-like fruit that range in size from less than 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) to over 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms). (...)
Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes (such as animal feed) to commercial and ornamental sales. Of the seven continents, only Antarctica is unable to produce pumpkins; the biggest international producers of pumpkins include the United States, Mexico, India, and China. The traditional American pumpkin is the Connecticut Field variety.
Pumpkins are allowed from the Cruise phase on PV days (Protein + Vegetable).
This versatile vegetable is a great source of fibre, as well as vitamin A & C, Beta carotene, Potasium, and Zinc. It's also worth noting that pumpkins are 90 percent water.
You can prepare pumpkins in many ways: cook, mash, serve as soup or even bake a pie! Checkout some of our recipes below.
Assuming prepared pumpkin, boiled, drained, without salt
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