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Pumpkins are Nutritious

Many pumpkin recipes are sky high in cholesterol. The pumpkin is not the culprit. The reason for the high cholesterol, is that eggs  (sometimes several) and other high cholesterol ingredients, are included.. Try substituting with a cholesterol free substitute ,or reduce the number or size of eggs you use.

On a low salt diet? Use reduced salt or use less salt than the recipe states.

As for pumpkins themselves, they are just plain good for you. They are low in fat, low in calories, and full of vitamins.


Pumpkin Nutritional Value

Here's the pumpkin nutrition facts, to show you just how good it is to eat plenty of pumpkin on a regular basis:

Serving Size: 1 cup

Puree

Cubes

Calories

80

26

Carbohydrates

18 g.

6

Cholesterol

0

0

Sodium

80 mg.

0

Fat

0

0

Potassium

588 mg.

394 mg.

Protein

4 g.

1 g.

Vitamin A:

310% of RDA

171%

Vitamin C

20% RDA

17& RDA

Calcium

2%

Iron

5%

Did you know? Pumpkins are 90% water. While this may seem surprising, many fruits and vegetables are largely water.

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Pumpkins and Your Health

Also see: Pumpkin Nutrition facts







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