There are pumpkins everywhere at this time of the year.  As I stroll up to my local grocery store, pumpkins are scattered everything waiting to be bought.  It reminds me when I was a kid ( or last year for that matter), stripping the pumpkin seeds from the sides of the pumpkin, just before i carved it for Halloween.    I would clean them, add a bit of sea salt, and bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes.    Baked pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are nutritious!

Here are some facts about pumpkins which may perk you to try a new pumpkin recipe!

1.  High in Vitamin A

2.  High Water Content

3. Contain Vitamin C, Niacin & Potassium

4. Contain Phosphorus, Silicon, Iron, Magnesium and Calcium

5.  Pumpkin Seeds high in Zinc and other minerals


How you can prepare Pumpkins

1.  Pumpkin Seeds

2.  Pumpkin Cake

3.  Pumpkin Marmalade

4.  Pumpkin Puree

5.  Pumpkin Cookies

6.  Pumpkin Latte

7.  Stuffed Pumpkin

8.  Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkins are only available during the fall season but you can get them in canned so you can eat them all year long.  Add some local pumpkins to your recipe to get the added nutrition it provides.  It is vitally important to get more vitamin C during this season, because the colder temperatures which bring colds and flus is around the corner. This is an important time to boost your immune system.


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