Nothing screams fall like the smell and sight of pumpkin. Pumpkin dip, pumpkin latte, pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin enchiladas, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cheese cake, pumpkin flavored M&M’s…when will the pumpkin madness stop!
The one, not so frightening thing about pumpkin is that it is healthy! In fact, 1 cup of cooked pumpkin and 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin are only 50 calories. Pumpkin is also high in antioxidants, which helps prevent cell damage, and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene comes from