Wednesday, October 25, 2006
It's all about pumpkins right now, October is Pumpkin Festival Month and the fervor is just round the corner with Halloween just 4days away and counting ! The good ol' Pumpkin is ready to have a makeover, with jack being the favorite 'look'. Time's just right to put on the creative caps and get ready for 'jack-o'lantern' time !

Things you never thought pumpkins could do:

  • Pumpkins were believed to help eliminate freckles.
  • Pumpkins were once used as a remedy for snake bites (please don't do that in real life.)
  • A number of facial and anti-wrinkle creams include pumpkins.
  • Pumpkins have zero cholesterol. ZERO !!!
  • Pumpkins are low in salt.
  • Pumpkins have beta carotene, which helps to reduce certain types of cancer and lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Pumpkin seeds help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

And you thought pumpkins were just for Halloween. Well, you can read more at

Here's more pumpkin trivia: Did you know that pumpkins are not vegetables? They're from the cucurbitacae family. That family includes other gourds and squash like cucumber, gherkins and melons too. So pumpkins, in laypersons term is a fruit not a veggie.

Here are more fun pumpkin sites:
For family fun :
For Ecards : PumpKin Ecards
For carving kits :
For you adventurous DIY guys :
And of course the move : just for fun with Christina Ricci.
posted by Casey Galatos at Wednesday, October 25, 2006 | Permalink |

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