• Pumpkin Superfood

    Celebrate #LunchPower in October with superfood pumpkin!

     

    What         

    Pumpkins are the round, typically orange members of the winter squash family. Pumpkins originated in Central America and have been a part of American cuisine for centuries. If harvested and handled properly, pumpkins, like other winter squash can last long into the winter.

    Which         

    All varieties, including the seeds.

    Why            

    Pumpkins are rich in the antioxidant beta carotene and pumpkin seeds offer protein and key minerals.

    How            

    Peel, deseed and cook the pumpkin in a variety of ways: boiling, roasting, pan sauteing, or steaming.  You can also roast the pumpkins whole until tender and scoop out the cooked pulp.  Don't forget about the seeds.  Rinse and boil in salted water for about 10 minutes, drain, dry and roast for about 10 – 15 minutes in a 350°F oven.

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