Pumpkin low in calories, a powerhouse of antioxidant vitamins, A, C and E. It contains trace minerals copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, and poly-phenolic antioxidants including lutein, xanthin, and carotenes.
Good for heart health. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
Hint: Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin and vision, and it is known to be helpful in fighting certain cancers.
Butternut Squash a winter type squash is packed with poly-phenolic anti-oxidants and vitamins. Rich source of dietary fiber, potassium, phytonutrients, and vitamins A and C.
Hint: Baking brings out its mellow flavor. Adding cinnamon gives it a touch of sweetness.
Beets are delicious and now is it’s peak season. If you’ve only had dark red ones try gold and white beets. They provides 5 percent of the vitamin C you need as well as vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid.
Hint: Boiling beets brings out their mild flavor. Roasting caramelizes their natural sugar for a slightly sweet and crispy treat.
Pomegranate is as chocked full of antioxidants. Tangy and slightly sour it is an excellent source of Vitamin C and folate.
Hint: Use pomegranates in recipes as a replacement to cranberries.
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