When you read “the power of pumpkin,” what comes to mind? The numerous health benefits of pumpkin powder is a start, but we are thinking more along the lines of popularity.
Why are Pumpkins so Popular?
Have you ever stopped to think about why our culture is so obsessed with pumpkin? This winter squash with a thick shell and edible seeds and pulp makes an appearance outside grocery stores and in food and beverages every fall. Its popularity isn’t so much a mystery, but a nod to nostalgia.
Pumpkins elicit those old-timey feelings of farm life (something we are incredibly detached from as a modern society) and allow people to feel connected to nature. (Think pumpkins on the front porch, succulent pumpkins, roasting seeds, etc.) Pumpkins create a connection to customers in a way, unlike any other food. If you want to capitalize on the power of pumpkin and create a story for your customers, Seawind Foods can help.
What is in a Pumpkin?
Pumpkins are more than a Halloween decoration, they are more than a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, and they are even more than an ingredient for Thanksgiving’s pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are naturally high in beta-carotene – an excellent source of vitamin A. They also are packed with antioxidants which can help prevent deteriorating damage to the eyes.
Pumpkin powder has low-calorie content and can be used as a substitute for wheat flour in many products. Its sweet taste makes it a unique swap for health-conscious consumers. Our pumpkin powder has been used to create dried dog food and treats, baked products, smoothies, and dressings.
How to Capitalize on the Pumpkin
The possibilities with pumpkins are rather endless. Think ravioli filling, soup base, muffins, and more. Maybe your company frequently produces pumpkin products; maybe it is your first time considering this ingredient. No matter what the scenario is, we have curated some inspiration for you on how to incorporate pumpkin goodness into your next recipe development.
How to Customize Your Pumpkin Orders
At Seawind Foods we want to ensure you are receiving exactly what you need to make your next recipe development the very best. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and tight quality standards. While you see many products listed on our website, there are countless more that we can obtain for your needs. Contact us if you are looking for:
- custom cuts and sizes
- custom blends
- roasting to drawn-out different flavors
Be sure to check out our article on pumpkin powder as well.