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Nutritionist Justin Heaton explains what makes the pumpkin - at 50 calories a cup - a healthy choice for a fall meal. Here's the Trinity United Methodsit Chursh pumpkin patch, an annual traditon that returns next year. 


Pumpkins - Super orange, tasty and healthy

by Melody Chandler
Nov 06, 2012


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Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is on its way. Pumpkins win for both holidays. The Trinity Pumpkin Patch, a tradition run annually at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, has come to an end for the season. But America's desire to eat pumpkin throughout the fall season has not. Think pumpkin pies, cookies, doughnuts, breads, soups and lattés. But beyond the bounty of sweet deserts, what is the nutritional value of this bountiful fruit? Nutritionist Justin Heaton explains what makes the pumpkin - at 50 calories a cup - a healthy choice for a fall meal.