Pumpkins on a farm in the fall during harvest time. Autumn colors.

Meet the Powerhouse Packed Pumpkin

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!

Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin soup

“Kick the Can” Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Smoothie

pumpkin smoothie

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

spicy pumpkin seeds
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