NORTH CAROLINA -- This time of year, it seems like there's pumpkin everywhere!

But did you know there are actually many health benefits of consuming products containing actual pumpkin?

Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, have vitamins C and E, and can also help fight cancer. 

The festive vegetable also contains high amounts of fiber and can assist with lowering blood pressure and managing diabetes. 

While pumpkins have many healthy qualities, however, you're going to want to watch out for the other ingredients found in pumpkin based products, such as sugar.