In this fun and challenging, Autumn themed puzzle we feature a variety of colorful pumpkins in and around a wicker basket. Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was found in Mexico. The color of pumpkins derives from orange carotenoid pigments, including beta-cryptoxanthin, alpha and beta carotene, all of which are provitamin A compounds converted to vitamin A in the body. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers.