Pumpkin Is Good For You
This is the time of year when pumpkin is iconic. Between Halloween, harvest decorations, and Thanksgiving pie, it’s the season’s symbol.
Pumpkin’s wholesome taste and inviting color complements soups, sweets, and breads while boosting the nutrition of every dish.
Pumpkin offers a good source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that may help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer; fiber, which aids in digestion and helps lower cholesterol; and potassium, which helps keep blood pressure in check.
One cup of mashed pumpkin weighs in at 49 calories, 2.7 grams of fiber, 1.8 gram of protein, 567 milligrams of potassium, 5116 micrograms of Vitamin-A, 0.17 grams of fat (none of it saturated), and no cholesterol.