NCRC Spotlights the Pumpkin October 21-27 in honor of National Food Day

October 05, 2012

North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 5, 2012)- Wednesday, October 24, 2012 is National Food Day, a national movement to promote healthy and sustainable food. To celebrate, the North Carolina Research Campus and restaurant Forty-Six in downtown Kannapolis invite everyone to discover the wonders of pumpkins throughout the week of October 21 to 27, 2012.

Chef John Blumreich of Forty-Six will be adding  pumpkin dishes to the menu daily. Forty Six is open for lunch every day as well as dinner Thursday through Saturday and Sunday brunch.

On Thursday, October 25 at 4 pm, join Chef John at the Farmers Market, 120 West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis, as he demonstrates how to cook pumpkin recipes and gives samples of his tasty and healthy pumpkin dishes.

From the seeds to the skin, pumpkins are more than a seasonal decoration. They are full of the antioxidant beta-carotene that converts to vitamin A in the body. A diet high in beta-carotene is linked to a reduced risk for developing certain types of cancer and heart disease. Pumpkins are also low calorie, low fat and contain dietary fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin C, niacin, folate and vitamin E.

The showing of the movie Food Matters, which was previously scheduled for October 24, is cancelled. Join the NC Research Campus and restaurant Forty-Six for a celebration of the pumpkin instead.

About the North Carolina Research Campus
The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is home to eight universities as well as corporate, government and non-profit partners all focused on research into human health, nutrition and agriculture to prevent, treat and cure disease.  For more information, visit

About Forty-Six
Forty-Six, named for the number of chromosomes in the human body, is a restaurant located in downtown Kannapolis that offers a healthy dining experience. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:
Phyllis Beaver
Marketing Director
North Carolina Research Campus

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