Test Your Pumpkin I.Q.

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To celebrate Halloween, I’m posting a multiple-choice quiz that tests your pumpkin acumen. I’ll post the answers tomorrow, so be sure to tune in.

1. How many pounds of pumpkins were grown last year in the top U.S. pumpkin-producing states?

A. 100 million

B. 300 million

C. 700 million

D. 1.1 billion

2. Which U.S. state produced the most pumpkins last year?

A. California

B. Illinois

C. Pennsylvania

D. New York

3. A pumpkin’s bright orange color reflects a high level of which nutrient?

A. Magnesium

B. Vitamin C

C. Carotenoids

D. Zinc

 4. A pumpkin is a:

A. Fruit

B. Vegetable

C. Neither

5. Which of the following is not a variety of pumpkin?

A. Spooktacular

B. Baby Boo

C. Sweetie Pie

D. Jack Skellington

6. “Pumpkin” was a character in which acclaimed movie?

A. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

B. Pulp Fiction

C. Rosemary’s Baby

D. The Godfather

7. Toasted pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of:

A. Protein

B. Fiber

C. Magnesium

D. All of the above

8. What percentage of a pumpkin is water?

A. 20%

B. 50%

C. 70%

D. 90%

9. We have published organic recipes for Roasted Pumpkin Soup and Pumpkin Bisque. What distinguishes a bisque from other soups?

A. A milk or cream base

B. Thicker than standard soups

C. Contains meat or seafood

D. All of the above

10. Pepitas are:

A. Hulled pumpkin seeds

B. Whole pumpkin seeds

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