Making your own pumpkin pure at home is a no brainier. Having a chance to store something inside your home with no preservatives, sounds pretty awesome to me. I used this puree to make some of my grandmas - Pumpkin "Kasha"
Pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. It also helps prevent arterosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, which can lead to strokes and/or heart attacks. Source: Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com guide.