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A sweet and healthy fall treat

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With Halloween and Thanksgiving fast approaching, a common food staple may have more treats than tricks. WUFT-FM’s Shelby Vest says the pumpkin should be on your holiday plate.

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Pumpkins are carved out traditionally in celebration of Halloween festivities, but these seasonal squashes can also be used as an ingredient in traditional Thanksgiving desserts. University of Florida Human Nutrition Graduate Student Cassie Rowe says most people are unaware of how rich pumpkins are in vitamins and nutrients recommended for daily intake.

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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