Pumpkins: Not Just For Jack-O-Lanterns - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/07

Pumpkins: Not Just For Jack-O-Lanterns

Pumpkins are worth more than just a decoration on the front porch.

Did you know pumpkin is high in vitamin A, potassium and fiber? And the pumpkin seeds are full of fiber and the good kind of fat, polyunsaturated fatty acids. Plus they're low in fat and calories.

According to a nutrition bulletin from UT Southwestern Medical Center, even if you're not willing to mess with cutting up a big pumpkin, canned pumpkin is just as good for you.

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