Orange is your classic pumpkin colour and the one you usually see at Halloween! But have you ever wondered why we use them?
Well according to experts, many centuries ago as the summer harvest came to an end, the Celtic people prepared for the dark of winter by building big bonfires in their fields. They believed evil spirits lurked in the shadows around the bonfires, so they wanted the light to guide their paths to and from the bonfires. The Celts carved faces on large turnips and the light shining out through the carved faces scared away evil spirits. It also showed the way to their homes for the good spirits and for travellers.
Other than being a great way to spook your friends and neighbours during Halloween, orange pumpkins pack a bunch of nutritional benefits including being high in beta-carotene, which your body converts to Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate – all of which strengthen your immune system.