What is it?
⚡️ Pumpkin is a winter squash mainly grown in North America. Its nutrition contents are closer to vegetables, though because of its seeds…it’s a fruit!!
What’s it for?
🧭They are not just for latte’s or baking, but they are actually quite the beauty food. Here’s why:
~ Antioxidants! Pumpkins have three main, strong antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, and in some studies, reduce appearance of sun damage on skin.
~ Pumpkins are packed with vitamins A, C, & E and minerals such as folate and iron, AND they’re 94% WATER! This high vitamin and low calorie count makes pumpkins a pretty nutritious ~fruit~.
~ Heart health! Pumpkins are a great source of potassium, Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, all of which help fight low-density lipoproteins “LDL” cholesterol from oxidizing. When oxidized, these particles build up and clog blood vessel walls. This can cause an array of heart issues.
How to make it/consume it?
⚡️ Don’t you dare say Starbucks. My favorite way to consume pumpkin is either by roasting it and then chopping or buying it pre-pureed and used to bake with! I recently re-created Rachel Mansfield chocolate chip pumpkin bread and it was BOMB. If you absolutely MUST have your damn #PSL try and recreate it on your own! Starbucks’ has a whopping 40 grams of sugar in it. That is farrrr beyond necessary.
Where can I find it?
📍Farmers’ markets, local grocers around autumn time, and for 100% organic, pureed pumpkin you can buy some from the link below!