When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin?
When you drop it; then it's a squash!
The Pumpkin is believed to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence of Pumpkin seeds dates back to 7000-5500 BC in Mexico. Pumpkins belong to the squash family, and were used by Native Americans as both food and medicine. Approximately 95% of Pumpkin cultivated for processing is grown in Illinois.
Did you know?
- In early colonial times, Pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the actual filling itself.
- The Connecticut Field variety is the traditional American Pumpkin used for jack-o-lanterns.
- In Ohio, the largest Pumpkin pie ever baked weighed approximately 3,699 pounds, and was 20 feet in diameter!
We can source Pumpkin in the following formats:
- Juice Concentrates