Pumpkin

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for "large melon". The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today,"pumpkin".Pumpkins are thought to have originated in North America. A member of the Squash family, pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins, especially vitamins A, C and E. It is an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds which helps protect from "age related macular disease" in the elderly. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible,..

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