Still dreaming of pumpkin? So are we! The fall staple has so much to offer beyond adding a delectable flavor to your favorite food and drinks. Pumpkin is low in calories, high in fiber, helps lower cholesterol and manage weight. It’s a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, B vitamins, Zinc, beta carotene, and potassium. Even better, pumpkin can be incorporated into dishes both savory and sweet. From smoothies to soups, this vitamin-packed powerhouse can be a tasty addition to nearly anything. And did you know canned pumpkin is a healthy alternative to fresh? Maybe we should start showing pumpkin some love year round!
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