Today is National Pumpkin Day!
Pumpkins are a versatile vegetable used to make a variety of foods.
The U.S. produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins a year.
Establishments such as 7-Eleven, Ben and Jerry’s and Krispy Kreme donuts are expected to offer discounts or special deals on pumpkin-related products.
In 2018, Americans have spent nearly 500 million dollars on pumpkin spice flavored foods so far this year, according to data.
That is a 15% increase in sales from last year.