Pumpkin is a winter squash, related to watermelons and cantaloupe.
Because pumpkins are only available in the fall and early winter, canned pumpkin - solid packed with no added sugar, spices or ingredients - is an excellent way to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse year round. Use canned pumpkin in sauces, smoothies and homemade whole grain bakery recipes.
Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=483
Choose pumpkins that are free from blemishes and heavy for their size. Store whole pumpkins at room temperature up to a month or refrigerate up to 3 months.
Serving size: 1 cup(s)View Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1
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