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Pumpkin Pie, Thanksgiving - From Cinderella To First Recipe

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  • When Was Cookbook With First Recipe of Today's Pumpkin Pie
  • Health & Nutrition Benefits
  • Cool Facts Around The World of Pumpkin Pie
  • Average Price in US and How Much We Eat Of Pumpkin Pie
  • And More...


Cinderella might have been in a pumpkin carriage 🎃, but did she eat a pumpkin pie 🍰. Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know that while pumpkin is native to North America, the word Pumpkin originated from Greece sounding pepon, meaning the large watermelon. Later this word came to European languages as French and English when trade between North America and Europe included pumpkin.

Pumpkin is fruit, winter squish, the color ranges from deep yellow to orange. Pumpkin is popular today too. You can enjoy it any time of the year.

It is amazing people still try to come up with new pumpkin pies recipes. For example, French chef Francois Pierre la Varenne 👨🍳 put a Pumpkin Pie recipe in his cookbook in 1651. The recipe said to boil it with good milk, mix it with butter, sugar and even a little salt. Almonds were also included in it. Pumpkin began to appear more on tables in earlier 18 century. Meanwhile, the first recipe of pumpkin pie closer to today’s version was made in 1796 “American Cooker” 📖 cookbook by Amelia Simmons. Moving to today, pumpkin pie is the favorite pie type in USA with pecan pie being the second choice according to some surveys.

Many coffee shops add pumpkin spices to the drinks. From pumpkin you can make pie, cake, bread, juice, soup, desserts and many others. There is even a pumpkin festivals to see who can carry the most massive pumpkin which is held in California. Pumpkin even got its space in the one of the most popular children’s story Cinderella by Charles Pero. Cinderella is a story where a godmother turned a pumpkin into a carriage that reverted to pumpkin at midnight.


Economy & Spending

It is estimated that around 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten during the Thanksgiving.

In end of October, the average retail price of pumpkin was $4.11.

In 2019, farmers harvested more than 800 million pounds of pumpkins. On average, in US people consume about 6 pounds of pumpkin per person a year. Illinois producers get one of the lowest prices per pumpkin of about $4 per pound, while the state has one of the biggest productions in USA.


Nutrition & Health

Pumpkin has high nutrition, reach in fiber, vitamins, minerals and other. It contains vitamin B, B6, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, niacin, A, C, E.

Minerals – good source of potassium, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, manganese and potassium and other. Raw pumpkin is good for health, vitamin A, good for immune system, helps to protect from cold and flu. It can protect cells from damage, help your skin. It is an antioxidant.

Welcome to share comments with pumpkin recipes here or on Instagram. May be you can share what flavor do you like in your pumpkin pie cinnamon, powdered ginger, cloves or nutmeg.

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