Pumpkin and apple are my favorite flavors of all time. However, where I am from, Connecticut everything apple flavored tends to stay out all year round making pumpkin flavor a once a year festivity. Always around this time of year the memes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram show up asking which one is better apple or pumpkin. To me both of them are equal, so I did a little research on both apples and pumpkins about their nutritious values and why they should be enjoyed year round rather than the Fall.
Pumpkins are bright orange squash that pop up this time of year. A fun festivity is going out buying the best pumpkin you can find and carving a jack-o-lantern. Many houses have pumpkins out on display as a fall decoration. But, pumpkins are good for you, in a healthy way. Loaded with Vitamin A, this squash can help with your vision and boost your immune system with Vitamin C. Another value of pumpkins is younger looking skin that can help protect your skin from UV rays by using the pulp the make a face mask. Pumpkins can also help with cancer prevention and treating diabetes. You can read more on the pumpkin benefits here: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/6-surprising-health-benefits-of-pumpkin#1
For apples they tend to stick out here in New England all year round. I almost never have trouble finding apple cider in the Spring, Summer, and Winter when I want a glass. Not to mention, apple picking is a fun fall activity where you can find all different types of apples to make your favorite treats like pies and cobblers. But, apples have nutritional value that adds to a positive healthy diet. Free from fat, sodium, and cholesterol apples contain fiber that can help with digestion and loaded with Vitamin C. Not only that they contain Boron that helps protect the bones and Quercetin on the skin to help protect brain cells. To add to this, they have nutrients that are linked to helping prevent diseases like diabetes and lung cancer. To read more on apples click on this link: https://www.stemilt.com/health-nutrition/apple-health-nutrition/
There is so much more to apples and pumpkins that they should be enjoyed year round. They are more than just fall treats and flavorings that we add to coffee and tea. Apples and pumpkins are real healthy treats that I enjoy all year round. This doesn’t mean that I stock up on all things pumpkin and apple during the fall for the rest of the year. But, I never hesitate to look for them during other seasons either.
Authors disclaimer: Please note that I am not a licensed nutritionist, medical professional, and/or doctor. The facts that I found are based on internet research. If you have any questions about these health facts please contact your physician and/or nutritionist.