Pumpkin Facts-146900368

Fun Facts About Pumpkins

Author Albertsons Market | September 3, 2020

Fall is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re welcoming back all of the delicious pumpkin products and other fall flavors. Here are some fun facts about everyone’s favorite fall food:

  • Pumpkins are a type of squash and are a member of the gourd family and are typically enjoyed in the fall and winter months. There is debate over if pumpkins are a vegetable or a fruit, but because they are a product of the seed-bearing structure of flowering plants, they are technically a fruit. 
  • Pumpkins can grow much larger than the ones you typically see in stores or at an average pumpkin patch. Every year, contests are held to see who can grow the largest pumpkin. The world record is well-over 2,000 pounds! The farmer who grows the largest pumpkins can win cash prizes. 
  • When you think about pumpkins, most people also think about pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is typically made for pumpkin pie and other delicious fall treats, but the spice itself doesn’t contain any pumpkin or pumpkin flavor. It is made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. 
  • Have you carved a pumpkin before? Carving Jack-O-Lanterns is a popular Halloween tradition that originated in Ireland. They wanted to light the way to their homes for the good spirits, so they carved faces into vegetables such as turnips and squash. When Irish immigrants came to the United States pumpkins were easier to find and substituted.

We hope you enjoy these fall season and all things pumpkin! Be sure to check out all of our fall flavors in-store or online


Top Recipes For Spooky Halloween Cookies

These tasty Halloween cookies are just dying for you to try them! 

Read More
Sink Your Teeth Into Some-FANG Sweet

Get prepared to enter the ultimate Halloween sugar coma this year! We're sharing a line up of absolutely to DIE for dessert recipes perfect for Halloween parties or a fun night in. From truffles to ca...

Read More
Something Sweet & Spooky for the Kiddos

Whip up something sweet and spooky for the kids! In these delicious non-alcoholic mocktails, we’re holding off on the spirits and going heavy on the spooky! Make Halloween extra memorable for your kid...

Read More
Creepy Cocktails You Have To Try This Halloween

Get in the Halloween spirits (literally!) with these creepy cocktails to celebrate all month long. We’ve searched high and low to collect these MUST TRY recipes for the best Halloween boos. Find a del...

Read More
Pumpkin Patch Snacks

Do the extra sugar and calories from your favorite Halloween snacks give you a fright? This festive fruit-veggie combo is just what you need to snack smart while not missing out on the spirit of the s...

Read More