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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm nuts about pumpkin


If you love pumpkin like I do, you must go to cooking.com and check out their Pumpkin Recipes section. You'll find anything from Spiced Pumpkin Butter, and Fresh Pumpkin Soup, to Gluten Free Pumpkin Gingerbread, including this marvelous recipe for:

Pumpkin and Ricotta Crostata 
(you'll need this too: Tender Tart Dough)



Take a look and see if you can't find a recipe to change someone's mind about the incredibly versatile pumpkin that's loaded with minerals, vitamins and fiber.


Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Pumpkin 


  • Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy.
  • Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent build up of cholesterol on the arterial walls, thus reducing chances of strokes.
  • Being rich in alpha-carotene, pumpkin is believed to slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation.
  • Pumpkins have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.
  • The high amount of fiber, present in a pumpkin, is good for the bowel health of an individual.
  • Being loaded with potassium, pumpkin is associated with lowering the risk of hypertension.
  • The presence of zinc in pumpkins boosts the immune system and also improves the bone density

Pumpkin! It's a good thing!

Don't forget to enter my Giveaway!

14 comments:

Parsley said...

YUMMO!!!

Okay...where's the famous GRAVY recipe you told me about? ;-) I got my gravy mix but I'm willing to try a 'real gravy' recipe.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love pumpkin anything. We stockpile in our freezer three things during the growing season, chile, peaches and pumpkin puree. That way I can "cook". Add garlic and some kind of meat and I'm good to go.
Have a goodie, The Olde Bagg

~Niki~ said...

I love pumpkin. I've been watching a show called Mad Hungry on Hallmark Channel. She made a pumpkin soup the other day~YUM!
Any squash IMO, is awesome.

glor said...

Didn't know how good pumpkin was for you. Think I may have to start tying different recipes with it. Have a great day.

Ginny said...

Wow! I didn't know any of these things about pumpkins! I've never heard the term Crostata, but it sure is pretty!

Parsley said...

Oh Doris...I redid the poll. I do hope the swap works out for all. Please let me know if you don't get your item by Monday. I'll give you the persons info then.

♥ Kathy said...

Pumpkin is good stuff :D

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom LOVES homemade pumpkin muffins loaded with fat plump raisins. And then add a cup of good hot tea - yummers.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Karin said...

Personally I love pumpkin - but no one else in my family does! My dad was the one who loved pickled pumpkin!

sprinkles said...

Wow, I never would have guessed pumpkin was so healthy for you!

I Wonder Wye said...

I adore pumpkin anything! In fact we just polished off the pumpkin roll I made a few days ago (nothing lasts long in the house with Corey and Excy!). i'm not sure why you couldn't hear me on Youtube. I tried it and it was fine -- just go to youtube and click on my video and it should work okay...;( Thanks for trying...hope all is well...

Chatty Crone said...

Ever have pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? Yum. That is a pretty pumpkin. Love, sandie

Nélia said...

Olá Doris

Apreciei as notas acerca da abóbora e a tarte deve ser uma delícia!

Agradeço o carinho da sua visita e desejo
a nice weekend!

bjs
Nélia

The Sunroom said...

Hi Doris,

I'm having a giveaway too $50 of my patterns plus everyone who enters gets a free exclusive crochet pattern PDF. I hope you and some of your readers/followers hop along and join in.

http://goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-millionth-visitor-giveaway.html

Hope Gizzy is good :-)

Best wishes Aileen