If you say autumn, you think Pumpkin! Since this is an all-things-pumpkin week, you might wanna know more about the key ingredient for the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte (check out our version of this delicious drink), a comforting bowl of Pumpkin Soup or what about a nice slice of Pumpkin Pie? Check out this week’s Product Highlight: Pumpkin!
- Did you know pumpkins are fruits? They originated in Central America and they belong to the Cucurbitacae family, which includes cucumbers and melons. The flowers and seeds of the pumpkin are edible. Roasted and salted the seeds make a great snack!
- Pumpkins are basically 90% water, which make them very low in calories. They also have a high fiber content, and a high amount of potassium, magnesium and iron
- Adding pumpkin to your diet can boost your vision. One cup of pumpkin contains almost twice the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which promotes good vision. Vitamin A also helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth andand bones
- Pumpkin seeds are rich in Tryptophan, which can improve sleep and also is responsible for helping the body’s production of serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter that helps you relax and unwind.