A type of squash native to North America, pumpkin is a traditional representative of fall in the United States. Every year Thanksgiving meals are centered around different kinds of squash to brighten the dinner table. Collectively, pumpkins carry a powerhouse of nutritional benefits. Pumpkins contains one of the richest supplies of bioavailable carotenoids known to man. Carotenoids are deep orange, yellow, or red colored antioxidants occurring in plants. Foods rich in such carotenoids have been shown to decrease various cancers and diseases.
Other nutritional benefits include Vitamin A and vision health,
Vitamin C and immune function, Potassium and cardiac health,
Zinc and immune function and Magnesium and bone integrity.
Auto Draft Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 155Fat per serving: 9.4gms This soup is my attempt at masking the sweetness of the pumpkin so that my husband (who wouldn't touch a pumpkin soup with a barge pole) would finally change his mind. Guess what...he DID!! That's how delicious this soup is. A must try for Continue Reading
Roasted Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 141Fat per serving: 10.6gms Congrats Shaifali Agarwal from 24Ours for winning our September Chef's Hat contest. Her super simple yet delicious winter recipe includes seasonal vegetable such as pumpkin or winter squash, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. This trio of veggies is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Perfect for Continue Reading
Jumpin Pumpkin Flatbread Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 193Fat per serving: 4.9gms This recipe comes straight to us from our very own Resident Nutritionist. Not only is it a very seasonal recipe and a fun play on using pumpkin in your food, but also an extremely healthy and delicious one. Try it out and you'll Continue Reading