All About Pumpkins: Lots of Good Information

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All About Pumpkins

By goldfinch4
October 7, 2011

From the legend of the Jack O'Lantern and "chucking", to growing, health benefits and pumpkin trivia, let's find out more about this amazing fruit.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 6, 2011 7:15 PM CST
Enjoyed the article. I had no idea pumpkin had so many good points. I plan to try that pumpkin bread tomorrow!
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Boopaints
Oct 6, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Great article, Chris! I never knew pumpkin was a fruit...surprise on me! Thanks for the recipes...I love pumpkin seeds! Anything pumpkin. Do you have a recipe for Pumpkin Spiced coffee from Starbucks? Rolling on the floor laughing

I'll share this tomorrow on my Facebook wall. Big Grin
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goldfinch4
Oct 7, 2011 12:36 AM CST
They are amazing things, aren't they! I've never had Pumpkin Spiced coffee, but now I'm going to have to try it. Hilarious!
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vic
Oct 7, 2011 2:47 AM CST
Chris - what a great, wonderful, and informative article. Thank you so much! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up

And thanks for the yummy recipes. I love pumpkin and if I don't have any sweet potatoes, pumpkin goes in my morning smoothie.

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goldfinch4
Oct 7, 2011 3:20 AM CST
Thanks Vic. Smiling A pumpkin smoothie sounds great!
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SongofJoy
Oct 7, 2011 5:00 AM CST
Good article, Chris. Pumpkin needs more publicity. It is so healthy for you (along with sweet potatoes). And very versatile too. Thanks for the article. Thumbs up
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Onewish1
Oct 7, 2011 5:11 AM CST
very nice... lots of good info!!
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Ridesredmule
Oct 7, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Wow!! Old String Jack lives on in a pumpkin. Bad when you aren't wanted anywhere, isn't it???
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goldfinch4
Oct 7, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it. Smiling

Yeah Charleen, that's a bummer! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Boopaints
Oct 8, 2011 1:19 AM CST
If someone will nudge me, I will share pumpkin candy tomorrow. But I may forget...so send me a t-mail!
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goldfinch4
Oct 8, 2011 1:47 AM CST
I'll nudge ya!
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Boopaints
Oct 8, 2011 12:37 PM CST
I posted it in here in your article in a different comment thread so the title can be seen. Thanks for the nudge! *Blush* My brain is too full!
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