The symbol of the sea and the icon of autumn might seem like an unlikely pair, but seafood and pumpkin are a complimentary superfood duo. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin C and fiber, while seafood is a source of B vitamins, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3 fats. And they’re both available in convenient forms – frozen seafood and canned pumpkin – that are just as healthful as fresh, so you can serve them throughout the fall and beyond.
Between its delicious flavor, “comfort food” feel, and healthful perception, restaurant demand for pumpkin in menu items soared 38 percent in two years, according to restaurant market research firm Technomic. Keep your customers Hooked on seafood by combining it with the autumn ingredient that’s gone mainstream.