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- October 11, 2007 at 1:51 pm #253643
Think pumpkins and you think pies and jack-o-lanterns, but this fall
favorite doesn’t stop there.
• Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts into
vitamin A to help maintain good eyesight
• Fresh pumpkin puree is often used as an ingredient in cookies,
cakes and pies, offering extra dietary fiber to some of our favorite
• Baked pumpkin is a delicious side dish that complements meat or
fish and at only 40 calories per half cup, pumpkins can carve out a
place at any meal
Before heading out to the pumpkin patch, take note of these tips that
will help you pick, carve and display the king of all jack-o-
• Pick pumpkins that are bright orange, smooth, bruise- and mold-
free with flat and steady bottoms for easy displaying
• Plan your design ahead of time before you start cutting the
pumpkin and use a carving set to ensure you have the right tools
• Display your masterpieces with battery-operated lights, instead
of candles, to avoid the dangers of open flames
Before your little ghosts and goblins head out to trick-or-treat, go
over these commonsense practices to keep them safe and sound.
• Make sure children are never walking the route without adult
• Instruct your trick-or-treaters to stay with the group and not to
cut through backyards or dark areas
• Give your kids a flashlight and remind them to stay away from
strangers and houses with porch lights off
• Remind them not to eat the candy until you have inspected it
Kelly in IL
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