Monday, November 8, 2010

Why Are Pumpkins Better Than the Opposite Sex?

A. If you don't like the way your pumpkin looks, you can just carve another face.
B. From the start you know a pumpkin has an empty head.
C. Because pumpkins are tremendously versatile, (decorative, smooth, sweet or savory) and are good for you!

Of course, our answer is C.   And we'll prove to you how right we are.

                                       They're Decorative:

They're Sweet:


They're Smooth:

   They're Savory: 

And they're really good for you.   A serving of pumpkin contains 49 calories, 0 fat, 3 grams of fiber, a whopping 245% of your RDA of Vitamin A, 19% of your RDA of Vitamin C, and 8% of your Iron.  (Thank you Self Nutrition).

Pumpkins are still fully in season are are readily available in a variety of forms at Reading Terminal Market.  Hit the produce merchants for fresh pumpkins, the Pennsylvania Dutch vendors for pumpkin butters and other preserves, and the  bakeries for sweet treats.  So get going.  We'll see you there!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Great post! I'm attempting a pumpkin bundt cake this week. So perfect for this harvest-y weather.