Pumpkins

By: Miranda Zeien

Benifits of eating pumpkins

-Keeps heart health, vision, and waistlines in check

-The seeds are a great source of protein

-May reduce cancer risk

Nutrients

-Vitamin A, C, and E

-Calcium

-Potassium

-Phosphorus

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts


  • Heat oven to 375°F.

  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, sugars and pumpkin spice in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, pumpkin and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate and nuts.

  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.

  • Bake 12 to 13 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely

  • History of Pumpkins

    -Pumpkins are believed to have originated in Central America over 7,500 years ago

    -They were the first crops grown for humans to eat in North America

    -The name pumpkin came from the Greek word for "large melon"

    Interesting Fact

    -You can eat every part of the pumpkin:

    -Fruit

    -Leaves

    -Flower

    -Seeds

    Cites

    -http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-pumpkins-recipes/

    -https://extension.illinois.edu/pumpkins/history.cfm

    -Pumpkins. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 5 Dec 2015.
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    -http://www.doctoroz.com/

    -www.nutrition-and-you.com