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Spotlight on Pumpkins: A Source of Healthy Nutrition

Nov 01, 2009 02:00AM

While savoring a slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, consider that this favorite and versatile fall vegetable is a nutritional powerhouse. Pumpkins are high in carotene, which protects against vision loss, heart disease and cancer. Pumpkin seeds, which can be eaten raw, baked or roasted, are particularly rich in zinc, which helps prevent prostate problems.


Source: UrbanExt.Illinois.edu

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