The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is getting cooler – fall is here! Let’s prepare for the most colorful season of the year by learning more about a vegetable that really matches the season – the pumpkin!
The two most popular parts of the pumpkin to eat are the squash, or flesh, and the seeds. The squash portion is usually used in soups, and pies and can even be roasted on its own for a side dish. The flesh of the pumpkin is packed full of vitamins A & C, potassium, and fiber.
The seeds are most often eaten on their own – either roasted or plain and are rich in protein and fiber. They are a great low-sodium option for adding protein and fiber to your diet.
Interested in getting into the kitchen and cooking with some fresh pumpkin? Here are a few of our favorite festive recipes!