A display of vibrant pumpkins.

The Best Kind of Pumpkin to Purchase for Your Fall Recipes (and Your Health!)

Last updated: September 2019

Pumpkin season has arrived! Just about every product in the grocery store now has a pumpkin version on display. It can definitely get your taste buds going. And did you know that beyond the taste, this magnesium-rich food can also help to reduce menstrual cramps? But there’s a healthy and a not-so-healthy way to enjoy pumpkin this fall.

Follow these three easy steps to stock your kitchen with the best pumpkin:

  1. Go for homemade pumpkin dishes over store-bought processed versions.
  2. Purchase pumpkin puree versus pumpkin pie mix.
  3. Select a BPA-free carton.

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