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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc.
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes : fresh pumpkin is the best. Canned plain pumpkin is the .try to avoid processed foods natural foods are healthier

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