Welcome to Smallflower’s Ingredients Spotlight series! Here, we walk you through the benefits and characteristics of popular ingredients you’re probably seeing pop up in the products you shop for and use. Today our focus is on Pumpkin. There’s nothing that rings in the autumnal season quite so perfectly as pumpkins. No other plant seems as directly tied to the season as pumpkins do. It doesn’t matter if the leaves are already turning, temperatures dipping, or harvesting happening—if you haven’t had that first pumpkin latte or gone to the pumpkin patch on the hunt for jack-o-lantern materials, it just doesn’t feel like fall. If you’re as nuts about pumpkin as we are, you’ll be glad to know that pumpkin is useful for more than just pie filling. In fact, it’s packed with a bunch of great vitamins, minerals, and other elements that are beneficial to the body. Read on for an overview for some of the health benefits provided by the stellar squash, as well as some of our favorite pumpkin-possessing products.