It’s pumpkin month so I thought a deep dive into October’s produce of choice seemed like the perfect way to celebrate October’s first day. Here are five fun facts about pumpkins.
- Pumpkins are a fruit, not a vegetable. Because pumpkins have seeds and are formed from a flower, they are considered a fruit.
- Pumpkin is rich in fiber. One cup of canned pumpkin has 7 grams of fiber, so eating pumpkin helps with digestion and keeps you feeling full longer.
- Pumpkin boosts your immunities. The large shot of vitamin A pumpkin provides helps your body fight infections and viruses. (So good for you in this crazy corona world!)
- White pumpkins and orange pumpkins taste the same. The only real difference between the white and orange pumpkins is their color. According to the experts, they taste the same and offer nearly all of the same health benefits, although white pumpkins offer a little less Vitamin A because of their paler color.
- Pumpkins can help you look younger. The beta-carotene in pumpkin helps protect you from the sun’s wrinkle-causing UV rays.
So, how about that? Five fun pumpkin facts to kick off your October!
Other fun fall stories on the blog:
- A healthier pumpkin spice latte recipe
- 10 items you should have in your closet this fall
- Front porch fall decor inspo
Wrist scarf in photo from Deseda in Lake Forest. You can receive 20% off your purchase with the code ANNMARIE20.
Photo by Jenn Marie Photography