Health Benefits of Pumpkin

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Eating pumpkin can boost your immunity, aids in weight loss, may lower your risk of cancer, protect your skin and more. (Binging on pumpkin pie may not be the best way to get your pumpkin fix.) LEARN MORE:

Pumpkin History & Nutrition - Superfoods

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Most canned "pumpkin" is actually a type of squash known as Dickinson Squash. 00:08

  2. Just one cup of pure pumpkin accounts for 245 percent of your daily intake of Vitamin A. 01:44

  3. Pumpkins are filled with seeds, which are full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. 02:40

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