While you sip on that pumpkin spice latte, consider these unusual pumpkin facts about your favorite fall produce. Maybe you want to know why pumpkins fit so effortlessly into sweet and savory dishes, like pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin pie. Perhaps you are curious about how early American settlers used this foreign gourd for cooking, or why we carve faces into pumpkins on Halloween.pumpkin spice seems take over our taste buds every fall season. No food is above a little help from pumpkin spice: Pumpkin flavored yogurt, coffee, candies, and even English muffins are cropping up on our supermarket shelves.
This fall season while you snack on your artisanal pumpkin [insert food here]; consider the facts about this versatile, tasty treat to discover how pumpkins went from the bottom to the food chain to the top of fall food trends over the past several hundred years.
45 Different Varieties of pumpkins
For a pumpkin recipe that celebrates the diverse varietals of this gourd try this Apple Pumpkin Soup recipe.
Looking for something to do with the leftover pulp from your jack-o-lantern? Try this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread recipe.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.