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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are far more than just decorations. Delicious, nutritious and great in savoury and sweet dishes, combine with Lo-Dough for some incredible low-calorie meals.

Aside from making excellent Halloween lanterns, pumpkins are a fantastic culinary ingredient. Soups, gratins, pies, purees, roasted, steamed, boiled... the list goes on. To say these vegetables are versatile is an understatement. But aside from all their delicious uses, pumpkins and squashes also carry a number of health/nutritional benefits. 

As well as vitamin C, E and some B vitamins, pumpkins are also a source  magnesium and calcium, as well as beta-carotene - which our bodies digest and convert into vitamin A. These vitamins and minerals are linked to our immune system, our eyes, our skin and other essential biological processes.

Though higher in carbs, it's these vitamins and minerals that make pumpkins a complex carbohydrate - carbs that come with benefits that outweigh the natural sugar content. But, by combining pumpkin with Lo-Dough, you can regulate that carb content and create incredible low-calorie, low-carb and high fibre recipes that are healthy AND delicious. Check out some of our favourite Lo-Dough/pumpkin recipes below:

Pumpkin pizza

This delicious low-calorie pizza is something a little different. Combining pumpkin puree on the base with autumn veg and cheese makes for something very special, yet thanks to Lo-Dough, it remains low-calorie.

Pumpkin/squash soup

A pumpkin/squash soup is a classic taste of autumn. Quick, easy and delicious - serve with a low-carb toastie made with Lo-Dough.

Pumpkin-spiced brownies

Adding a little pumpkin to your Lo-Dough brownies brings them into line with the season and makes for a delicious treat.

Pumpkin pie

A US favourite - this pumpkin pie switches the pastry our for low-carb Lo-Dough.

Pumpkin gratin

Using our Southern Style Coating, we've made a delicious and hearty gratin. Sweet, creamy pumpkin and cabbage, topped with a cheesy crumb. Delicious.

Pumpkin and pecan mug cake

This mug cake is quick AND delicious, not to mention low-calorie, low-carb and high fibre. 

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