Seasonal Foods: The Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

Seasonal Foods: The Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

To enjoy to the fullest the nutritional value of what you eat, you should include in your diet as many seasonal foods as possible!

To enjoy the full nourishment of food, you must make your menu as seasonal as possible. Each country or region has its own fresh produce, but here we will talk about the number one best known fall food: pumpkin.

Pumpkin, together with carrots and chestnuts, has almost become a symbol for the season. There are many different varieties, including ones that are solely used for the purpose of decoration! Pumpkin recipes are a Halloween favorite in many countries, and the best ones (such as pumpkin pie) can only be enjoyed as a fall food.

Lets talk a bit about the benefits and the nutritional value of pumpkin. As we mentioned before, there are countless varieties of this fall delicacy; however, many of them share the same characteristics and nutritional value. This vegetable is known for having a high percentage of fibers and a high value of vitamins A and C. It is very low in fats, and when it contains some they are the friendly ones (Omega 3).

In conclusion, the nutritional value of pumpkin if very high at a very low calorie count (only 15kcal every 100g). Truly one of the most delicious and diet friendly seasonal foods!

Let me know some of your favorite pumpkin recipes in the comments below.