Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Improves bone and muscle health
Improves eyesight
Increases immunity
Inhibits cancer cell growth
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce risk of cancer
Promotes eye health
Promotes healthy gums and teeth
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup cubbed; Calories: 30; Fat: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 8g; Fiber:3g; Sugars: 3.2g; Protein: 1.2g; Potassium: 11%DV; Vitamin A: 197%DV; Vitamin C: 17%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 4%DV

Did You Know?

  • Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red
  • Canned pumpkin should just contain pumpkin and no other ingredients

Ways to Eat:

  • Baked
  • Steamed
  • Boiled
  • Roasted and seasoned seeds

Farming Trivia:

  • Giant pumpkins can be grown for competitions, with some weighing over 1000 pounds! (450 kilograms). In 2010, the world record was 1810 pounds! 
  • Over 1 billion pounds (450 million kgs) of pumpkin are produced in the US every year

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.