11/06/2013 05:25 pm ET

How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree


Pumpkin, the jack (o-lantern) of all trades, does much more than add seasonal décor to the house. The orange gourds are loaded with beta-carotene, a provitamin that converts to vitamin A in the body, which helps boost the immune system and keep our eyes healthy. Even better, a cup of fresh, roasted pumpkin puree has three grams of fiber and just 50 calories. Plus it tastes really stinkin' good, to boot.

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