Pumpkin Nutrition

  •   The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene.
  •   Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body.  In the conversion to vitamin A, beta-carotene performs many important functions in overall health.
  •   Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and offers protection against heart disease.
  •   Beta-carotene offers protection against other diseases as well as some degenerative aspects of aging.

Nutrition Facts

(1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt)

Calories 49   Zinc 1 mg
Protein 2 g   Selenium .50 mg
Carbohydrate 12 g   Vitamin C 12 mg
Dietary Fiber 3 g   Niacin 1 mg
Calcium 37 mg   Folate 21 mcg
Iron 1.4 mg   Vitamin A 2650 IU
Magnesium 22 mg   Vitamin E 3 mg
Potassium 564 mg      

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