‘Tis the PUMPKIN SEASON!!
Did you know pumpkins are more than just fun gourds to carve? They are actually really good for you!
1 cup of mashed, cooked pumpkin (boiled and drained, without salt) contains
- ? approximately 49 calories
- ? 1.8g of protein
- ? 0.2g of fat
- ? 12g of carbohydrates
- ? 2.7g of fiber
- ? 5.1g of sugar
Pumpkin packs in healthy amounts of vitamin K, A, C and E, as well as potassium and magnesium. Pumpkin is also an excellent source of carotenoids (beta-carotene).
If you are going to go with canned pumpkin, look for 100% pure pumpkin with no added ingredients.
If you choose to cook an actual pumpkin, look for smaller pumpkins as they tend to have tastier flesh.
Here are a few healthy recipe ideas for cooking with pumpkins: https://cookieandkate.com/12-healthy-pumpkin-recipes/