Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin (425 g)
Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin is rich, smooth and delicious, and ready to use for everything from baked delights to savory center of the plate entrees. Use Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin in a variety of recipes including pies, muffins, cookies, soups… even chili! The bright orange color is your first clue that Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene, which may help protect against heart disease, regulate blood-sugar, and reduce the severity of conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with its anti-inflammatory effects. Also, Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin has large amounts of dietary fiber and antioxidants, is very low in fat and calories, and high in potassium. Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin also contains a fair amount of vitamin C and other nutrients such as niacin, vitamin E, calcium and iron.
Did You Know...
Canned pumpkin is not only quicker to prepare, it has more readily available beta-carotene that fresh. The heat used during the canning process causes more bio-available, beta-carotene to form, which means the body can process the nutrient more efficiently.
Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Bring Home the Goodness of Farmer’s Market Organic! Enjoy the scrumptious, nutritious, ready-to-use goodness of Farmer’s Market organic purees all year long! And celebrated as the #1 Organic Pumpkin brand, Farmer's Market is a must-have for holiday cooking. Organically Grown in the USA, all of the Farmer’s Market smooth and velvety purees make it easy to add culinary flavor and nutrient dense ingredients to the foods you love.
All Farmer's Market products are Certified Organic and produced with Organic Farming methods.
What is organic?
Organic refers not only to the food itself, but also to how it is produced. Organic food production is based on a system of farming that mimics natural ecosystems and maintains and replenishes the fertility of the soil. Organic foods are produced without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic foods are minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food without artificial preservatives or irradiation. Organic foods are not genetically engineered.
What does certification mean?
All Farmer's Market products are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic and carry the USDA Organic Seal. "Certified" means that the food has been grown and handled according to strict organic standards which are enforced by independent third-party state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping and periodic testing of soil, water and produce to ensure that growers and processors are meeting the standards of the USDA National Organic Program.
Organic Farming Information provided by Oregon Tilth.
About Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market Foods have the pure, fresh flavor you'd expect to find at a country produce stand. They grow the best fruits and vegetables organically, so that you can take home food that is good for you and good for the world.
Weightloss Benefits Of Pumpkin
Pumpkins are a great vegetable and have lots of nutritional value. A raw pumpkin per 1 cup serving has only 30 calories, 0 fat and cholesterol, 1 gram of dietary fiber and only 8 grams of carbohydrates. This low calorie food offers lots of vitamins including vitamins A, B6, C and E. They are high in magnesium, phosphorus, iron, folate, niacin and thiamin. The list goes on and also includes beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. So how do all these great ingredients benefit you? Well the lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent the formation of cataracts and reduces the risk of macular degeneration. The beta carotene can help prevent night blindness and other eye problems. It also helps enhance your immune system, and protects against colds, flu and infections. It is also believed that it can also reduce risk of cancer. And then there’s the benefit of magnesium. Magnesium can help strengthen the formation of teeth and bones. Magnesium also helps your heart by helping stabilize the rhythm of your heart and prevents abnormal blood clotting.
Benefits Of Pumpkin For Dogs
Not all dog owners know that pumpkin, a trademark of Fall, is actually an excellent addition to a dog's diet. Canned pumpkin (in its pure form, with no added sugar or spices) is an excellent source of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. The nutrients found in pumpkin help to keep a dog's immune system strong, thereby strengthening resistance to disease. Pumpkin puree can help remedy both constipation and diarrhea, making it a useful tool for dogs with digestive issues. Small amounts go a long way (1-2 teaspoons for small dogs and 1-3 tablespoons for larger breed dogs), and typically, dogs enjoy the taste. If you have a dog suffering from excessive weight and need to cut calories, consider adding some pumpkin puree to the diet as you cut back on the kibble. The added fiber will help fill up your dog without adding unwanted calories.