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1 Pumpkins! Created by Tabitha

2 The pumpkin got its name from the Greek word “pepon” which means “large melon.” “Pepon” was changed by the French into “pompon.” The English changed "pompon" to “pumpion.” American colonists changed “pumpion” into “pumpkin.” Pepon Pompon Pumpion Pumpkin The Pumpkin’s Name

3 To which food group does the pumpkin belong? Grains FruitsVegetables Dairy Protein The fruit food group!

4 The pumpkin is from the squash family. When eaten, pumpkins are a great source of beta carotene which turns to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for eye sight and healthy skin. About the Pumpkin

5 While pumpkins are very good for you, the majority of pumpkins are grown for decorating. 90% to 95% of pumpkins in the United States are grown in Illinois. Pumpkin Uses

6 Some pumpkins are grown as feed for cattle and other animals. Cooking – pies, bread, bars and more Extract – treatment for illness Seeds – healthy snacking Pumpkin Seed Oil – cooking or salad dressing Pumpkins are also used for:

7 but pumpkins actually come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. What Pumpkins Look Like The pumpkins you see the most are probably round and orange,

8 Pumpkins can weigh less than one pound. Most pumpkins weigh between 9 and 18 pounds but can weigh much more. The world record pumpkin weighed 1,810 pounds! What Pumpkins Look Like

9 Seed Vine Flower Small Ball Green Pumpkin Ready! Pumpkin Life Cycle

10 The inside of the pumpkin contains three parts: 1.Pulp – the part of the pumpkin you can cook for pie and bread 2.Brains – the fibrous strands and seeds 3.Seeds - also called pepitas Parts of a Pumpkin

11 How do you like your pumpkin?


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