BY SHEAH RARBACK SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD
We have entered the season of orange spice. Pumpkins line store aisles and cinnamon scent drifts into our noses. The holiday season is in the air with its enticement to eat, celebrate and spend money. There is also good nutrition to be found in the orange foods of the season. Pumpkin latte might not be a nutritional bonanza but using pumpkin in sides, smoothies, dips and even pies offers important nutrients. Pumpkin, like other fruits, has no cholesterol nor saturated fat.
The biggest nutrition clue is the color. Orange fruits are usually high in beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A and which is important for your vision, immune system and reproductive health. Pumpkins also contain alpha carotene and beta cryptoxanthin.
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Source: Miami Herald