Pumpkins

8 Oct

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Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year, from our porches to our dining tables, and are often overlooked as anything other than Jack O’ Lanterns.  We discovered why the celebrated pumpkin can be much more than a spooky decoration.

Health Benefits

Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and many other nutrients.  With their high carotenoids (the same nutrient that makes carrots orange) and lutein content they are anti-aging, cardiovascular and eye protecting pumpkin powerhouses. Surprisingly, they also contain protein. The pepetias (pumpkin seeds) hold up to 7 grams of protein per serving.  The seeds are also a great source of essential fatty acids that protect against cancer, promote healthy skin, regulate blood pressure, and improve brain power.  Pumpkins are high in vitamin A (good for eye health), free-radical fighting vitamin C, bone boosting magnesium, and potassium and Zinc (great for immunity and fiber).

 

Cooking with Pumpkin

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