Pumpkin Nutrition Facts

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Pumpkin is a popular fall ingredient, but you might be wondering if it’s healthy. Pumpkin is nutrient-dense and low in calories, and it’s also more adaptable than you might think, and it can be used to make both savory and sweet dishes. One hundred grams of pumpkin contains 26 calories, 1 gram of protein, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.1 grams of saturated fat. Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C and potassium and phosphorus. The USDA has provided the following nutritional information.

 

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita maxima) is a native North American squash variety.

How To Tell If A Pumpkin Is Bad?

How to Tell If a Pumpkin is Bad

Many people wonder how to tell if a pumpkin is good or bad, and luckily, this question is easy to answer. If a pumpkin turns yellow or turns green, you should discard it. Mold around the seeds can be harmful, but you can use them as compost or extra nutrients in your garden.

If you can’t avoid buying a pumpkin with mold, watch for a few signs. The rind of a pumpkin is an essential clue about its health. It needs to be perfect – it should be picture-perfect – but it should be firm and not soft.

Choosing The Best Type Of Pumpkin For Cooking

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When choosing a pumpkin for cooking, you have several varieties to choose from. There are butternuts, sugar plums, and heirlooms, the sweetest, most flavorful, and easiest to find in your local grocery store. But the question is, which is the best type for cooking? We’ll look at some of the most popular varieties below, as well as their benefits.

If you prepare a pumpkin for pie, you should choose one with smooth, even skin. The more giant the pumpkin, the more likely it will be a great pie.