Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds: A nutrition pack for various diseases
Pumpkin is often associated with “Halloween” but it is full of such nutrition facts. It helps in defence against heart diseases, cancer, asthma and many of such major diseases. The pumpkin is a best-known source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Beta- carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body once it is eaten. Carotene offer protection against heart diseases, asthma, cancer, aging and body degeneration.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.1 g||0.5%|
|Dietary Fiber||0.5 g||2%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.298 mg||6%|
|Vitamin A||7384 IU||246%|
|Vitamin C||9.0 mg||15%|
|Vitamin E||1.06 mg||7%|
|Vitamin K||1.1 mcg||1%|
Usage of Pumpkin/ Pumpkin recipes:
It can help after hard workouts as it has refueling nutrients such as potassium. A little extra helps restore the body’s balance of electrolytes after a heavy workout. This will help muscles functioning at its best.
- Make sweet or pie of it
- Make puree of pumpkin, add salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, ginger according to your taste.
- Use boiled cubes with salt, pepper and a little oil.
- Make pudding with susar.
- Eat 30 grams of well-chewed pumpkin seeds every day. This will treat enlarged prostate and improve sexual functions.
- Cooked pumpkin with few dates and brown sugar. This puree is good for cough due to senile chronic bronchitis.