|Description:||This bowl of Pumpkin Curry Soup, makes for a great choice as a side dish. It’s very high in fiber with 6 grams per cup, a very good source of beta carotene, vitamins A and C, and the mineral potassium. This is a nutrient-rich food, with very little sodium (salt), and naturally-occurring sugars. The recipe may be downloaded through the link below.|
Nutrient-dense foods and beverages provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that may have positive health effects with relatively few calories. The term “nutrient dense” indicates that the nutrients and other beneficial substances in a food have not been “diluted” by the addition of calories from added solid fats, added sugars, or added refined starches, or by the solid fats naturally present in the food. Nutrient-dense foods and beverages are lean or low in solid fats, and minimize or exclude added solid fats, sugars, starches, and sodium. Ideally, they also are in forms that retain naturally occurring components, such as dietary fiber.