The Truth About “Canned Pumpkin”

This Thanksgiving essential is hiding a big secret — canned pumpkin is not pumpkin at all, it’s squash.

In the late 1920s the Dickinson brothers saw the depression coming and decided to sell out to Libby, McNeill & Libby. The plant is shown here in 1938.
Photo from "Morton: A Pictorial History" by Donald F. & Ruth C. Roth