Pumpkin-- Vegetable or Fruit?
Leathery, round balls of fleshy orange fruit, pumpkins are one of the season's best foods for animals -- and humans alike. Oftentimes referred to as a vegetable in culinary terms, pumpkins are by definition in fact, berry-like botanical fruits from the squash family, containing seeds and sprouting from flowers. Packed with vitamins and phytonutrients and an excellent source of dietary fiber, pumpkin is one of Nature’s Superfoods, rich in Antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, and E.
Grinning Jack-o-Lanterns may symbolize the beginning of fall harvest, seasonal pies and savory dishes, but all-natural, pure Pumpkin Purée (not pumpkin pie mix) is something you should have stocked in your pantry all-year-round. Dogs and cats love its natural taste and texture added to their diet. Did you know that Pumpkin is essential for a healthy digestive tract? The dietary fiber in Pumpkin is extremely helpful in eliminating diarrhea, soothing constipation, and preventing hair balls.
So as your family gathers around the table this holiday Season, we encourage you to add a little Pumpkin Puree to your fur kids' bowl for a guilt-free Holiday treat with tons of healthy benefits. Whether transitioning your dog or cat to new foods or supplementing your pet's current diet for digestive health, or as a natural remedy for weight loss, Fruitables Pumpkin Purée is one of our most highly recommended pet essentials for your daily feeding routine!
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