Jack-o'-lanterns weren't always made of pumpkins. Originally, potatoes got all the carving love. Irish immigrants brought us their tradition, but found pumpkins easier to cut.
Today, pumpkin carving is a rite of passage for the fall season. We cut them, we display them — and then we throw them away. This year, make the most of this gorgeous gourd. Ursula Ridens, a registered dietitian at Sharp HealthCare's Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Program, shares her prep tips on all of the pumpkin's usable parts. And the best thing about them? They're nutritious!
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