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Feel of the word pumpkin and photos of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will possibly pop into your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally deemed a vacation meals and is a staple in our kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of the year. Nevertheless, did you know that pumpkin now heralded as a single of the Super Foods?

According to Dr. Steven Pratt, author of SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Modify Your Life, Effectively, pumpkin is one particular of the most nutritionally worthwhile foods identified to man. Additionally, its affordable, offered year round in canned form, extremely simple to incorporate into recipes, high in fiber, low in calories, and packs an abundance of illness fighting nutrients.

What specifically tends to make pumpkin so super? The powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids give this food its super status. Carotenoids have the capacity to ward off the threat of different types of cancer and heart illness, along with, cataracts and macular degeneration. Dr. Pratt mentions several other illness fighting super foods in his book as nicely, but we are most interested in pumpkin since of the year-round availability and ease of use in canned type.

How can we add this wonder food to our diets through out the year? Take benefit of the rewards and fantastic taste of pumpkin with the following scrumptious Pumpkin Recipes.

Any day Pumpkin Pancakes

2-1/2 cups flour

1 cup of buttermilk

1 tsp. salt

two-1/4 tsp. soda

2 tsp. baking powder

1/two cup of pumpkin

Measure flour into bowl and add dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk and add pumpkin. Mix Well. Cook on hot griddle or skillet until golden brown.

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup brown sugar

two eggs

1 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup milk

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder


1 tsp. cinnamon

1/two tsp. ginger

1/four tsp. ground cloves

1/four tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a huge bowl cream butter with brown sugar. Beat in eggs, then

pumpkin and milk. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, spices, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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