This green pea, spinach, and pumpkin veggie burger is hearty, sweet, and savory. Perfect anytime of the year!
Pumpkin veggie burger? Ya, that’s right! This recipe uses canned pumpkin puree which is readily available year round, so this is a perfect burger anytime of the year. Along with sweet green peas and spinach, this veggie burger packs a punch with essential vitamins and minerals. And who can resist pumpkin?
Pumpkin is a highly nutritious and versatile food that offers a variety of health benefits. Here are some of the key benefits of consuming pumpkin year round:
- Rich in Nutrients: Pumpkin is a low-calorie food packed with essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and dietary fiber.
- High in Antioxidants: Pumpkin contains a range of antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Beta-carotene, in particular, can contribute to eye health and lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
- Supports Immune Health: The vitamins and minerals in pumpkin, especially vitamin C, can help boost your immune system and protect against infections and illnesses.
- Promotes Heart Health: The potassium content in pumpkin is beneficial for heart health. It helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
- Aids in Weight Management: Pumpkin is relatively low in calories and high in fiber, which can help you feel full and satisfied. This can be helpful in weight management by reducing overall calorie intake.
- Supports Skin Health: The beta-carotene in pumpkin can give your skin a healthy glow and protect it from UV damage. It can also help improve the appearance of skin by reducing the signs of aging.
- Good for Eye Health: The high levels of beta-carotene in pumpkin are essential for maintaining good eyesight and may reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related vision loss.
- Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and can help prevent constipation. It also supports a healthy gut microbiome.
- Lower Risk of Chronic Diseases: The antioxidants in pumpkin have been associated with a lower risk of certain chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
The sweetness of this green pea, spinach, and pumpkin veggie burger pairs nicely with pickled onions and coconut bacon for a uniquely vegan experience. This mushroom bacon is also spectacular with this burger recipe.