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Spotlight on Pumpkins

Nov 04, 2009 05:59PM

While savoring a slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, consider that this favorite and versatile fall vegetable is a nutritional powerhouse. Pumpkins are high in carotene, which protects against vision loss, heart disease and cancer. Pumpkin seeds, which can be eaten raw, baked or roasted, are particularly rich in zinc, which helps prevent prostate problems.

Source: UrbanExt.Illinois.edu

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