As we move into autumn, the star foods are the pumpkins, chestnuts and sweet potatoes. These foods are harvested before the arrival of the winter cold, since nature is wise and provides us with the necessary nutrients recommended for this time of the year.
After decorating your pumpkin in the most spooky way possible taking advantage that Halloween is here, remember that with it you can make a multitude of recipes with this food with multiple properties as protagonist, such as a fantastic pumpkin cream or a rich cake for breakfast.
The pumpkin is a vegetable with a high content of Vitamin C, important for strengthening the immune system, fiber and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
It is also an important antioxidant, as it contains a high content of beta-carotene. The fact that it is a digestive and light food, together with its potassium content, makes it ideal for weight loss diets, helps prevent fluid retention thanks to its water content and acts as a satiating food.
It is also the time of the year to go for walks with cones of chestnuts roasted. Like other nuts, chestnuts contain multiple properties and nutritional benefits, as well as vitamin B, ideal at this time of the year to strengthen the immune system. Chestnuts are a nut rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Chestnuts are energetic and delicious foods, which we can also eat in many ways: boiled, roasted or raw. They combine very well with meats, but we can also prepare creams, soups or desserts with them.
As for the sweet potatoessweet potatoes, typical tubers of this time of the year, are foods with a high content of vitamin C and carbohydrates, such as starch. Sweet potatoes are rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and iron. They are also antioxidants ideal for increasing defenses and boosting immunity.
Sweet potatoes can also be used to prepare delicious recipes such as purees, creams or cakes.