My dad found pumpkin at the store yesterday!
You know what that means…
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal!
It was just my usual oatbran, oat mix with almond milk, add some cinnamon.
I put 2 Tbs pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix) and 1 Tbs maple syrup in a small bowl. Microwaved for 15 seconds. Stirred in a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Swirled that in.
Top with pecans, bananas, and coconut.
This. Was. Amazing.
And do you know that pumpkin has incredible nutritional value!?
Check it out:
Nutritional Value of Pumpkin Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 1 cup Pumpkin (cooked, boiled and drained):
- Calcium – 37 mg
- Carbohydrate – 12 gm
- Dietary Fiber – 3 gm
- Folate – 21 mcg
- Iron – 1.4 mg
- Magnesium – 22 mg
- Niacin – 1 mg
- Potassium – 564 mg
- Protein – 2 grams
- Selenium – 0.50 mg
- Vitamin A – 2650 IU
- Vitamin C – 12 mg
- Vitamin E – 3 mg
- Zinc – 1 mg
- Calories – 49
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Pumpkin
- Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy.
- Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent build up of cholesterol on the arterial walls, thus reducing chances of strokes.
- Being rich in alpha-carotene, pumpkin is believed to slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation.
- Pumpkins have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.
- The high amount of fiber, present in a pumpkin, is good for the bowel health of an individual.
- Being loaded with potassium, pumpkin is associated with lowering the risk of hypertension.
- The presence of zinc in pumpkins boosts the immune system and also improves the bone density.
In conclusion go get yourself a can of pumpkin and get cooking!