As you eat a few dozen pumpkin pies over the course of the next two months, here's something that hopefully won't ruin your experience: They don't even have a trace of actual pumpkin in them.


Here's why: The FDA says that canned pumpkin can be made from pumpkin or from squash. It turns out squash tastes better, it has a better consistency, and it's cheaper to grow and produce.

So that can of pumpkin pie filling you buy is almost certainly 100% squash.

But it can legally say "100% pumpkin" on the label, because the FDA doesn't see any difference between pumpkin and squash.

Read more at Consumerist.

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