Pumpkin (canned)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes with Canned Pumpkin

About Canned Pumpkin

Pumpkin is apart of the squash family and are native to North America.  They are currently grown all over the world, but North America continues to be the biggest producers.

Nutrition Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are an excellent source of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A, and fiber.  They are also a decent source of iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.  Because of this, they are well known for vision health and cancer prevention.  There are also a lot of benefits related to pumpkin seeds – which is an ingredient we list separately on our website.

Smoothie Tip

Use canned pumpkin with no added salt in order to get the best health benefits.  Read the label to make sure it’s 100% pumpkin and not something like, “pumpkin pie mix” or “pumpkin” – and there is added salt.

Nutrition Facts

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Pumpkin (canned) scores well for 6 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

The Research

Menopause: Score 94


Animal: Pomegranate improves depressive symptoms and bone properties in menopausal syndrome. It can potentially relieve climacterium symptoms, especially obesity and osteoporosis in menopausal females.

Animal Studies:

Breast Cancer: Score 92


Human: It contains Beta-carotene, which is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. Beta-carotene reduces the risk of breast cancer development. Breast cancer risk may be affected by telomere length among low dietary intake of antioxidants such as beta-carotene.

Human Studies:

Diabetes (Type 2): Score 90


Human: It increases serum beta carotene concentration, reduces body fat and improves insulin resistance.

Human Studies:

Blood Pressure: Score 88


Contains magnesium, which is beneficial to blood pressure.

Human Studies:
Animal Studies:
Academic Review:

Cancer: Score 88


Human: It may be associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer.

Human Studies:

Athletic Performance: Score 86


Improves physical fatigue and exercise performance.

Animal Studies:

How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.



What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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