There are several signs to show when fall is upon us: the cooling temperatures (not always the case here in Texas), the leaves changing colors, and pumpkin spice everything.
We all know about pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin muffins, and even Pop-tarts, ice cream, and beer. Most of the time, there is no actual pumpkin in these foods, or it’s at the very bottom of the ingredient list (meaning that it’s a very small percentage of the food).
Pumpkin Spice is what flavors these foods, not actual pumpkin. It’s a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves that taste similar to the spices used in pumpkin pie. Although they may taste delicious, these foods are most often very high in calories and saturated fat.
To find out 5 great benefits of REAL pumpkin, read my post here at Scrubbing In, Baylor’s health and wellness blog!