Put Some Pumpkin in Your Life

September 29, 2014 Edited by  
Filed under Dietary Patterns, General

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Fall is upon us. Which means pumpkin products are everywhere.

Pumpkins are so much more than a seasonal decoration. From your coffee shop to your corner bakery, this winter squash makes its appearance in our food supply towards the end of the year.

And besides being beautiful, pumpkins are quite the nutritional powerhouse too.

One cup of mashed, cooked pumpkin contains:

  • 50 calories
  • 3 grams fiber
  • 2 grams protein

The Vitamin A content of pumpkin is probably its most impressive stat. One cup of pumpkin provides 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin A.

Vitamin A is an important fat-soluble vitamin that helps promote vision and maintain a healthy immune system.

If you are looking for some ways to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet (other than pumpkin pie!) check out these tips in the USDA’s Seasonal Produce Guide for Pumpkin.



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One Response to “Put Some Pumpkin in Your Life”
  1. Debra Robinson says:

    Little did I know this about pumpkin, I never knew that it had all the vitamin A that I needed. I would have started eating this all year around. But would that be to much everyday? how would I sort this out so as to get the vitamins I needed?