Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita maxima) is a variety of squash that is native to North America. While most of us have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe that we pull out during the fall and winter holidays, this versatile bright orange vegetable isn’t limited to dessert. It can also be used to make smoothies, baked goods, soups, salads, and more. Pumpkin’s rich nutritional stores make it a healthful food to consume year-round.
Pumpkin Nutrition Facts
The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for 1 cup (245g) of fresh, (not canned) cooked pumpkin with no fat added.1
- Calories: 49
- Fat: 0.17g
- Sodium: 390mg
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 2.7g
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 1.8g
There are 49 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrate in a cup of fresh cooked pumpkin. Some of that carbohydrate is fiber (2.7g) and some is naturally occurring sugar (5g). The remaining carbohydrate is starch.
IQ’s juice bar is a local business with healthy options, Cold Pressed Juices pressed everyday, açaí bowls, smoothies, homemade almond milks, & healthy eats.