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Pumpkin Domestication & Fruit Benefits

Science & FoodBy Science & FoodNov 19, 2015 9:00 PM

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If pumpkins are on your menu this Thanksgiving, be thankful that hundreds of years of human domestication has turned this once super-bitter squash into a sweet dessert. Furthermore, human intervention may have prevented gourds and squashes from extinction. As for reasons to be thankful for cranberries, scientific research shows that a compound within cranberries could prevent urinary tract infections.

Without us, pumpkins may have gone extinct

– Science Now

Fruitful Research

– The Scientist

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