9 perfect pumpkin recipes
'Tis the season! Pumpkin and its trademark spices are found in pies, lattes, popcorn, ice cream and every other kind of treat imaginable during this time of year—but this humble autumn vegetable has more to offer than the pumpkin-flavored craze might lead you to believe.
Nutritionally speaking, pumpkin is powerful, packed with beta-carotene (which your body converts to vitamin A), fiber, protein and vitamin K. Don't forget the seeds: They're rich in magnesium, potassium and zinc. In fact, research suggests that pumpkin seeds help prevent enlargement of the prostate gland and lower the risk of bladder stones, while their high levels of phytosterols also work to reduce cholesterol and protect against certain types of cancers.
Ready to reap the benefits? Check out this crop of sweet and savory pumpkin recipes, straight from the Delicious Living archives.