As a trusted Atlanta contract food services company for more than 40 years, if there’s one thing we know it’s food! What’s the one food you start seeing everywhere you look toward the end of September as the fall season rolls in? Pumpkin – and it’s a ‘superfood‘ in case you didn’t know. Why?
Pumpkins aren’t only great for pies and carving out for Halloween, you see it everywhere you look – pumpkin scented candles, coffee, even shakes. What lots of people don’t know is how good pumpkin is for their health, even though the fresh variety is only available for a brief period during the year. So, what’s so great about pumpkins? Turns out, a lot of things.
It’s rich in potassium, antioxidants, and zinc, but most of all beta carotene which is fantastic for eyesight. It also contains tons of fiber and is a low-calorie food, so you can enjoy it and feel full longer. Fiber is also important for keeping “bad” cholesterol down. If you’re not aware of all the benefits of beta carotene, we’ll reveal a few – it’s important for good skin, healthy eyes, and can even lower your risk of lung, prostate, and other types of cancer.
What else does this seasonal superfood do? Because beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in the digestive system, it’s a great source of this essential vitamin, as well as Vitamin C. Both of these vitamins are important for a healthy, strong immune system.
Now that you know more about pumpkin, you may look at it in a different light. Not only are pumpkins great for those funny or frightening faces the kids love to create at Halloween and for delicious pies around the holidays, they’re one of the most healthy foods you can eat!
At Gourmet Services, Inc. we’ve enjoyed providing contract food services management to colleges, school districts, restaurants, and other industries for more than four decades. Contact us today, and see why we excel above our competitors!