Is Pumpkin Pie Healthy?
While no dessert can ever be truly healthy, pumpkin pie is a healthier choice than many other dessert options out there. A single slice of pumpkin pie has more than the minimum daily recommended value of vitamin A, which can help your eyesight and immune system. The pumpkin filling usually used in pies is filled with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin C, and iron and even provides almost a quarter of the average adult’s daily recommended fiber.
However, the crust of a pumpkin pie contains up to 188 grams of fat and more than a quarter of an adult’s daily recommended cholesterol intake. This doesn’t include pumpkin pie’s most popular topping, whipped cream, which is high in calories and fat.
So if you’re trying to decide between a slice of pumpkin pie and another type of baked dessert sitting on your holiday table, pumpkin pie is likely to be the healthier option. But just because it’s better doesn’t make it healthy food.