Anatomy of a... Pumpkin
You may think of it simply as a Halloween jack-o'-lantern, but the pulp from this low-fat, low-sodium vegetable is an ancient, healthful power food.
The orange color isn't just for show- It means the pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant: beta carotene.
Adding beta carotene to your diet could reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer, including prostate, and protect against heart disease. In the past, this staple was used to treat various ailments, including snakebites and...freckles!
Low-Carve Treat: Pumpkin Potato Soup
(Makes 5 servings)