The Great Pumpkin Sep 1, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 Updated Sep 20, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Amaris Jauregui, 2, explores and delivers pumpkins at the Mesilla Valley Maze in Las Cruces, NM Jorge Salgado Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Copy article link Save FRUIT OR VEGGIE?It has seeds, so botanically it’s a fruit.But it’s considered a vegetable in the culinary world.FAMILY ROOTSMembers of the gourd family; annual vine with vast root systemBelieved to have originated in Central America by Native American IndiansRELATIVESA type of squash from the gourd family, which includes melons, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchinis and cucumbersANATOMYStem is green while growing and browns and curves when ripeTendrils twist around fences or other plants to anchor pumpkinLeaves grow on vine and absorb sun energySkin, or rind, is protective layer and not ediblePulp is the “meat” used in cooking Brains are the mushy strings and seeds; strings should be discardedSeeds can be planted to grow pumpkins (or family members); or used to feed birdsNUTRITIONLow in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiberGood sources of vitamins A & B, potassium, protein and iron Sources: history.com; pumpkin.com.au; pumpkinnook.com Love 0 Funny 0 Wow 0 Sad 0 Angry 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Copy article link Save Tags El Paso Inc El Paso Inc Magazine Fall Magazine 2019 Fall Magazine The Great Pumpkin Pumpkins Fall Pumpkins Fall In El Paso Fall Season Fall 2019 Magazine Cooking Recommended for you × Post a comment as anonymous Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. anonymous × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Sign up for our newsletters Success! An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. The B Section Plan out your weekend with our calendar of events, as well as lifestyle, community features, arts and culture, entertainment and sports stories from across the borderland every Friday. El Paso Inc. Headlines & Announcements Our top news stories delivered directly to your email inbox. You must select at least one email list. Please enter a valid email address. Sign up Manage your lists Most Popular Articles Images Videos Commented ArticlesBusiness leaders warn of economic fallout from Proposition KGreta Van Fleet to make El Paso debut - finally!Rental-home developer buys 94 lots in Campo del SolEl Paso bat company finds buyer, plans expansionEntrepreneur plans Eastside gym, pool nightclubAll fueled up: El Paso shop produces world-class gas tanksThis vending machine dispenses cake in a canNo politicians but plenty of action on May ballotRental-home developer purchases 94 lots in Campo del SolConcert Review: Greta Van Fleet leaves no doubt, rock ‘n’ roll is back Images VideosSorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. CommentedBiden designates Castner Range a national monument (1)City Council votes to terminate city manager’s contract (1)Lessons from a year of conflict in Ukraine (1) Submit Your News We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on! Go to form Latest News FTC’s Proposed ‘Click to Cancel’ Targets Recurring Subscriptions Lawmakers vote to rein in use of good behavior incentives Natalia Arreola ASTHO President Anne Zink, MD, Testifies to Congress to Advocate for Sustainable and Flexible Public Health Funding Saudi Arabia, Syria discuss restoring diplomatic relations Missouri school to stay closed after contamination scare Alabama's Bryce Young throws for NFL teams at pro day Health Highlights: March 23, 2023
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