Tip elaborated by Ametller Origen, BBHI collaborating entity in the field of nutrition.
Every season has its colours and autumn provides us with yellow, orangey-brown colours, the same colours as some vegetables and tubers typical of this season, such as pumpkin and sweet potato.
Pumpkin is a vegetable that we can find all year round, but in our country it is a seasonal vegetable and we can enjoy it from September to November and, therefore, now is a good time to eat it. Although there is a great variety of pumpkins, their nutritional value is very similar and they only differ in shape, size, colour and seeds.
From a nutritional point of view, the pumpkin:
Another typical autumn protagonist is the sweet potato. Unlike the pumpkin, the sweet potato is a tuber and therefore belongs to the farinaceous or carbohydrate group, which provides you with a wide variety of nutrients, superior to those provided by the potato. The main properties of the sweet potato include the following:
All these virtues make pumpkin and sweet potato ideal for all ages. In terms of consumption, we recommend two portions of vegetables per day (between 150-200g) and one portion of farinaceous vegetables (for example a sweet potato of about 150g) for lunch and another for dinner.