PUMPKINS ~ That Time Of The Year!

Pumpkins are Versatile!

Nearly every part of the pumpkin can be eaten. The cooked pulp is fabulous in pies, cookies, breads, soups, appetizers, main dishes . . . the list goes on and on!

Here’s our “Sweet Conclusions Kitchen” Pumpkin Pie

Start of the yummy taste test!

There is something magical about a carved pumpkin with a candle glowing inside to celebrate crisp fall evenings. I think I almost like painting pumpkins as much as carving them. Painted pumpkins can last for months, so you can enjoy them for the whole fall season.  I had fun last night picking out the perfect pumpkins and decorating them.

Use a drill and make a unique design and place string lights inside

Nutrition Facts

Pumpkins are very good for you. They fit well into a health-conscious diet. And aside from that, they taste good!

 Pumpkins are low in calories but high in fiber. They are also low in sodium. The seeds are high in protein, iron, and the B vitamins.

Pumpkins are very high in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxident. It converts into Vitamin A, which is important to maintain a healthy body.

 Researchers believe that eating a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. They also believe it helps to delay aging.

 1 cup of cooked pumpkin contains:  

Calories 49
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrate 12 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Potassium 564 mgZinc 1 mg
Selenium .50 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin A 2650 IU
Vitamin E 3 mg 

Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions …  Let us know how you decorate or bake with your pumpkin(s)


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4 Responses

  1. Maggie

    Thanks for the info. I think we’ll try the “drill” method pumpkin with lights – looks like fun and will light up the Halloween season!

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