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Pumpkins: Did You Know They are a Berry?

In recent months I have become an avid podcast listener. One of my very favorite podcasts is Ologies by Alie Ward. She interviews, in the most entertaining way, various experts in subjects that generally have “-ology” at the end of the name.

This month, she has been covering various subjects that can relate to autumn and Halloween. In this podcast, Alie interviews pumpkin expert Anne Copeland about her study of pumpkins (Cucurbitology):

Ms. Copeland has published a book about pumpkins called Pumpkin, Pumpkin:: Folklore, History, Planting Hints and Good Eating where she tells all kinds of little-known facts about pumpkins, including recipes.

One of the fun facts she shares with us is the fact that pumpkins are not vegetabes at all. Believe it or not, pumpkins are berries and also a squash.

I recommend listening to the podcast interview with Ms. Copeland, then check out the Pumpkin page of this site to learn about the many medicinal uses for pumpkins.

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