It’s official – autumn is here. It’s the season for staying indoors, wrapping up warm and eating comforting food. Pumpkin is a great, seasonal squash and it’s full of health benefits. It’s packed with vitamins A and C, not to mention potassium, magnesium and antioxidants such as carotene.
Pumpkins are anti-inflammatory and support the spleen, stomach and large intestine. In Chinese medicine it’s known as a chi tonic and helps improve energy and blood circulation. But above all, they’re delicious and incredibly versatile. They keep well if you store it somewhere cool and out of direct sunlight.