Pumpkins are more than just props to ward off evil spirits on chilly October nights. The popular Halloween gourd also happens to be ultra-versatile, ultra-delicious and ultra-healthy. According to this article from the Huffington Post, pumpkin contains over 200% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin A, which is – like other orange-colored vegetables – converted from beta-carotene. Even better, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses as well, containing magnesium, zinc, and plant-based Omega-3 fats, which combine to offer a wide range of benefits to your heart and immune system.
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