I Just Found Out Canned Pumpkin Isn’t Pumpkin At All, And My Whole Life is Basically a Lie

By Emma Crist  Updated September 29, 2021

Pumpkin puree is not pumpkin. It’s squash.

Libby's 100% Pure Canned Pumpkin, 29 oz - Kroger
Libby's Pie & Pastry Filling, Pumpkin, 15 oz - Import It All

Pumpkin puree: You know, the canned orange stuff that’s lining the supermarket walls right now? The stuff you use to make all your favorite fall desserts that’s labeled “100% pumpkin”?! Yes, well, it’s actually made from 100% not pumpkin. The mix is made from a variety of winter squash (think butternut, Golden Delicious, Hubbard, and more). Libby’s, the brand that produces about 85% of the country’s canned “pumpkin” filling, has actually developed a certain variety of squash that they grow, package, and distribute to supermarkets across the country–all the while fooling innocent, trusting consumers into believing they’re eating a pumpkin. Read the article HERE.

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