Fresh Pumpkin or Puree
Preventing Coronary Heart Disease
High in fiber
High in protein
Provides 50% of daily value of Vitamin K, which may reduce the risk of some types of cancer
Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc
Block enlargement of prostate gland
Lowers risk of bladder stones
Help prevent depression
High levels of Phytosterols, which reduce cholesterol and help prevent some types of cancer
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater–that’s you!
There are countless ways to sneak pumpkin into any meal–whether it’s the seeds, guts, canned, cooked, or raw, main dish or dessert! Canned pumpkin can be added to almost anything and-voila!-out comes the perfect Fall treat. Add it to your oatmeal in the mornings, your cookie recipe, smoothies, etc. Try our Dinner in a Pumpkin or Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds.
**If a recipe calls for canned pumpkin, you can always replace it with fresh.
**Placing a small pumpkin in the microwave for 6 minutes will make it easy to scoop out the insides!