Once again, the end of October finds us beautifying our gardens and tables with pumpkins galore in celebration of Halloween!
Pumpkins belong to the gourd or Cucurbitaceae family: an exceptional vegetable with a high water and fiber content, a relatively low caloric intake and rich in carotenoids and antioxidant compounds. It also contains significant amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C.
The Cucurbitaceae family bears an incredibly large variety of edible squash, so there’s bound to be something to suit every palate! Spaghetti squash, sugar pumpkin, butternut squash, red kuri pumpkin, acorn squash, kabocha squash…and the list goes on! Get creative this Halloween season and try out a new variety to surprise your taste-buds. And of course, as pumpkin is an exceptional anti-aging food, be sure to get your fill all winter long!
PS. The record for America’s largest pumpkin ever grown was broken this year in Illinois, with the giant pumpkin weighing in at 2,145 pounds!
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