Pumpkin is a winter squash, related to watermelons and cantaloupe.
Because pumpkins are only available in the fall and early winter, canned pumpkin – solid packed with no added sugar, spices or ingredients – is an excellent way to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse year round. Use canned pumpkin in sauces, smoothies and homemade whole grain bakery recipes.
Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=483
Selecting and Storing Pumpkin
Choose pumpkins that are free from blemishes and heavy for their size. Store whole pumpkins at room temperature up to a month or refrigerate up to 3 months.