Note to America's farmers: Grow more squash. One of fall’s favorite squashes is pumpkin, a nutrient dense food and indigenous to the Americas. American Indians celebrated the power of pumpkins and other squash as one of the Three Sisters, along with the other two sisters, corn and beans. Pumpkin is rich in potassium (higher than bananas), beta-carotene (which helps prevent cancer), dietary fiber, and vitamin A.
|Fall squash -- which one is YOUR favorite?|
|Pumpkin shopping at Huber's Family Farms in Starlight, Indiana|
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