Bite of the Week: 2 Fun Facts About Pumpkins


It's time for another Bite of the Week and, since it's now officially fall, let's talk pumpkins!

Pumpkins are full of nutrients, low in calories, and a seasonal delight! Which is why I'm bringing you my two favorite things about pumpkins. Do your readers know these fun facts? Throw them into your next presentation as an icebreaker or pop them into your next newsletter!

Fun Fact #1: Did you know that a single serving of pumpkin weighs in at 171% of your recommended daily value for vitamin A? It’s low in calories at just 30 per cup of roasted cubes.

Fun Fact #2: A scooped out pumpkin makes a wonderful serving container! Bake a pumpkin (seeds removed) at 350° until tender (about 1 hour, depending on the size of the pumpkin) and then use it to serve soups, stews, grains, or whatever. Scoop out a little of the pumpkin flesh to serve with each portion, but be sure to leave enough pumpkin so that the shell won’t collapse.

And that's the Bite of the Week!

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