Pumpkins are available fresh and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose pumpkins that are firm and heavy for their size.
Nutrient Content Claims
Low in calories, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, High in vitamin A, Good source of vitamin K
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Pumpkin is fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Pumpkin is sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Pumpkin is sodium free.
- Pumpkin, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Pumpkin contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A.
Refrigerate after opening cans or freeze for later use.
Check out our pumpkin recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Foods
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean / African / Latino / Mediterranean / Cajun, Creole
Social Media Posts
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