This time of year we see them everywhere – on front porches, in advertisements, on t-shirts – and they are basically the universal signal of the fall season – of course, we are talking about pumpkins! This festive winter squash (which is technically classified as a fruit due to its seeds) is not only aesthetically pleasing this time of year, but its flavor is also highlighted in a variety of sweet and savory fall dishes, from lattes to soups.
But did you know that there are actually many health benefits to consuming pumpkin? According to our friends over at Healthline.com, pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is low in calories. Because of its genetic make-up, pumpkin may actually assist in weight loss, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of some cancers, and promote a healthier heart. With all of its benefits, it’s no wonder pumpkin is the king of the patch!
And one of our favorite benefits of pumpkin is how versatile the fruit is, and that it, like honey, is so easy to add to your diet. Whether you prefer it roasted with salt and pepper, flavored with warm fall spices, or even just love to munch on the seeds found inside, there is a multitude of ways to enjoy pumpkins, and today we’re sharing six of our favorite honey and pumpkin recipes for your family to enjoy all season long!
But we want to hear from you! What are your favorite pumpkin dishes? Tell us all about them in the comments below.