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23 Things You Didn't Know About Pumpkins

NPR breaks it down just in time for Halloween.

Here's a fun video from NPR on the bright orange squash humans like to carve, smash, and roast during the Fall and Winter months: Pumpkin. Though the round fruit comes in white, red, and green, it's the orange version that humans have come to love. Early New Englanders wrote poems about the gourd because it was so prevalent in their diets. Pumpkin beer isn't a new invention — colonists used to drink it instead of water. Learn about how pumpkin seeds may assist in digestion and why we carve pumpkins into scary faces for Halloween.