AN APPLE A DAY | Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: The Benefits of Incorporating Pumpkins into Your Diet
With the chilly weather and colorful leaves rolling into the Ithaca area, there’s no doubt that fall season is upon us. And with the fall weather and ambiance comes the obvious pumpkin obsession: pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pies (who could forget Patty’s delicious pumpkin pies?), and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes. Although most people think the pumpkin is just a symbol of fall seasonal bliss, it provides a lot of relatively unknown health benefits as well. Ever wondered what makes that pumpkin pie so orange? The beta-Carotene in the pumpkin is what gives it that red-orange color that looks so nice in the fall.