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Why the best pumpkin pie is made with squash

Since the early 20th century, Americans have been making squash pie and calling it “pumpkin” because, well, it rolls off the tongue better. That can of “pumpkin” puree you recently bought? It’s probably...


How seedless fruit came to be

If fruits, by definition, are the tasty mechanism for a plant to spread its seeds, how then, does Mother Nature allow such a thing as seedless fruit? After all, plants with seedless fruits are technically...


Celebrate the ancient origins of squash

Squash deserves a place in our history books as one of the earliest and most important plants domesticated in the Americas. Below, we dive into the origins of squash and provide recipes showcasing its...