Pumpkins are chock full of the FoodTrient carotenoids, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. These nutrients are really good for your skin, hair, eyes, and heart. They also help prevent cancer and support the immune system. Winter squash is also a good source of the FoodTrient fiber, which helps to control the appetite and is good for the digestive tract. So I’m exploring delicious ways to enjoy many interesting fall fruits of the vine: pumpkins, kabocha squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, hubbard squash, and turban squash.
At this time of the year, pumpkin pie is very popular. Since I don’t love pumpkin, I make a pie with a combination of fruit, such as apple, and pumpkin. Here are several ways to incorporate pumpkins and other squashes into your diet:
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fruits of the fall, even for a non-pumpkin lover like me!