Pumpkin is often used during the holidays to make a variety of recipes including cakes, pies and breads. You can find both canned pumpkin and canned pumpkin pie filling at your local supermarket or neighborhood grocers. Although both products may appear to be the same, there are differences between the two.
Ingredients of Pumpkin Pie Filling
Pumpkin pie filling contains added sugar and spices such as allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. It tends to be higher in calories and a less healthy option than canned pumpkin.
Canned Pumpkin Ingredients
Canned pumpkin is a pumpkin puree that contains only pumpkin or squash with low salt.
Types of Canned Pumpkin Dishes
Canned pumpkin can be used to make soups, breads, pies, cakes and casseroles. Since canned pumpkin doesn’t contain the additional spices canned pumpkin pie filling does, there is more flexibility with the recipes you can add the canned pumpkin to.
Why Canned Pumpkin is Favored
Canned pumpkin is more widely purchased because of its versatility in many recipes, along with its good flavor, texture and consistency compared with pumpkin pie filling.
Benefits of Canned Pumpkin and Pie Filling
Both canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling contain nutrients such as vitamin A, iron and potassium.
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Charice McCray is a personal finance writer in Pennsylvania. Her articles regularly appear on MahoganyButterfly.com. She attended West Chester University and Drexel University. McCray worked as a registered investment representative.
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