In autumn, you’ll start to see them slowly popping up on doorsteps, in produce sections, and even in your coffee. Pumpkins have quickly become the star symbol of the fall season, but did you know that pumpkins have a lot of great health benefits as well?
To start with, pumpkins are super nutritious! They’re especially high in Vitamin A, which is so important for your vision, immune system, and reproduction. In general, pumpkin is also considered a nutrient-dense food, meaning they’re low in calories and high in nutrients.
Fun fact: one cup of pumpkin contains more Vitamin A than a cup of kale, more potassium than a banana, and more fiber than a half cup of quinoa. So eat up! And if that wasn’t enough, pumpkin is also loaded with nutrients that can help boost your immune system, perfect for flu season.
Okay, so what’s the best way to tap into all these yummy benefits? Well, it won’t be with that sugar-filled pumpkin spice latte. You’ll need some of the real thing! Pumpkin can be easily added into any diet by incorporating it into your regular dishes or just roasting it in the oven. Mason Dixie’s Pumpkin Spice Biscuits are a delicious and simple way to start incorporating more pumpkin into your meals! Made with real pumpkin, real butter, and ingredients you can pronounce, it’s a no-brainer.