Pumpkin

 

Pumpkin is full of mood boosting goodness like vitamin C and folate (vitamin B9), which will help to perk up your mood.

What nutrients in pumpkin boosts mood?
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Potassium
  • Beta-carotene (antioxidant)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store and Prepare

Store
  • Container
  • Fridge

Top Tip: Once cut, pop pumpkin in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Prep
  • Toss
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Steam
  • Barbeque
  • Blend

Top Tip: Blend pumpkin for a hearty soup.

When Are They In Season?

Australian pumpkins are in season from March to August.

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a cup of cooked pumpkin (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, melons and zucchini.

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for ½ cup baked pumpkin (75g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a cup of cooked pumpkin (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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