Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America. The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." "Pepon" was changed by the French into "pompon." The English changed "pompon" to "Pumpion." American colonists changed "pumpion" into "pumpkin."
Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads. Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds.
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