Pumpkin is low in calories about 80 for 1 cup puree. It’s a good source of fiber, Vitamins A and C and minerals like iron, potassium and manganese. Even the seeds are nutritious being a source of protein, magnesium and zinc.
There are many ways to enjoy pumpkins. It can be blended into oatmeal, applesauce, pancake batter, smoothies or made into a soup or bread. Or it can simply be cubed and roasted or mashed as a seasonal side dish. Roasted pumpkin seeds can be a garnish to salads, cereals or soups.
Pumpkins can also be used as decorations either carved, used as a planter for your fall mums or a simple table center piece.