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Pure organic Pumpkin.
A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and most often deep yellow to orange in coloration.


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Pumpkin is a highly nutrient-dense food. It is rich in vitamins and minerals but low in calories. Pumpkin seeds, leaves, and juices all pack a powerful nutritional punch.

There are many ways pumpkin can be incorporated into desserts, soups, salads, preserves, and even as a substitute for butter. A range of pumpkin products is available for purchase online.

This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. It will explore the health benefits and nutritional content of pumpkins, as well as ways to include more in the diet.

Fast facts on pumpkins
The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure.
The antioxidants in pumpkin could help prevent degenerative damage to the eyes.
Avoid canned pumpkin pie mix, as it typically contains added sugars and syrups.
Uncut pumpkins should be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 2 months.
Pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin can be used as a replacement for butter or oil in baking recipes.