9 Nutrients Pumpkin Eaters Can Load Up On

nutritional benefits of pumpkin


A tip for parents carving jack-o’-lanterns: don’t toss those seeds, aka pepitas: instead, roast ’em with salt.

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein, unsaturated fat including omega- 3, iron, selenium, calcium, B vitamins and beta-carotene.

And then there’s the squash’s fleshy part, touted as a low-calorie superstar. Its bright orange color signals an ample supply of vitamin A and C: one cup contains over 200 percent of most people’s recommended daily A intake and nearly 20 percent of the typical RDA for C.