My Halloween pumpkins

Happy Halloween!  One of my favorite things to plant in my garden are pumpkins.  This year one of the vines climbed straight up and a pumpkin grew between the wood and wire fencing.

Pumpkins are more than a Halloween decoration or the quintessential Thanksgiving pie.

~Pumpkins are filled with the refueling nutrient potassium

~Pumpkins have antioxidants such as beta-carotene that could prevent degenerative damage to the eyes

~Pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin can replace butter or oil in baking recipes

~Pumpkin seeds are delicious additions to salads and soups

Libby’s canned 100% Pure Pumpkin has one ingredient-pumpkin.  The worlds largest pumpkin factory is in Morton Illinois close to where I grew and supplies 80% of the worlds canned pumpkin.

I love to make Pumpkin Creme Brûlée for Thanksgiving dessert!

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