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Sugar pumpkins, cayenne… in a cereal? Trust me, this turned out to be a wonderful savory cereal with a hint of sweetness. Of course you can always increase the sweet flavor… but I really have to say that I enjoyed this treat. Drizzling a little raw honey on it would be so scrumptious! You can use raw or lightly steamed sugar pumpkin or even sweet potatoes. It is all about digestion and how your body handles this tuber.
Sugar pumpkins are not a high calorie starch food (has just 90 cal/100 gram). It doesn’t contain any saturated fats or cholesterol; and is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
According to the National Institute of Health, just one cup of mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision, particularly in dim light. If you keep having to increase the brightness of your computer… pumpkins should be on your dinner plate. hehe
Looking for peeper (eye) protection? They are rich in carotenoids, the compounds that give the gourd their bright orange color, including beta-carotene, which the body converts into a form of vitamin A. Really, there is just a whole lotta’ healthy stuff going on within a pumpkin… see enjoy them! I hope you enjoy this brightly colored morning cereal. Blessings, amie sue
Yields roughly 2 1/2 cups