Fruits and Vegetables

Pumpkins: Health Benefits & Nutritional Breakdown

Eating vegetables is very good for health and the vegetable we are telling you about today is very beneficial and is a precious treasure for health. We are talking about pumpkin which is used both raw and cooked. The scientific name of Pumpkin is Cucurbita. Pumpkin vegetable is rich in vitamins, fiber, folate, potassium, copper, and magnesium, etc. Many species of pumpkin are found in India which are mainly based on their shape-type and pulp, mainly Sitaphal, Chapan Pumpkin, and Vilayati is divided into squares of pumpkin.

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Nutrition Facts (100 grams)

  • Calories 26
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Potassium 340 mg
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Dietary fiber 0.5 g
  • Sugar 2.8 g
  • Protein 1 g

Types of Pumpkin

  • New England Cheddar
  • Porcelain Doll
  • Hybrid Pam
  • Crystal Star
  • Blue Doll
  • Casperita
  • Orangita
  • Flat white Boer Ford
  • Knucklehead
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Benefits of Pumpkin

  • Being rich in vitamin A, the consumption of pumpkin vegetable is beneficial for the eyes. Consuming a cup of pumpkin daily increases the eyesight.
  • It is low in calories and high in fiber, so eating it, again and again, does not cause hunger. This keeps the stomach full and you do not overeating, which helps in reducing weight.
  • In the winter season, problems of cold-cough, cold and sore throat are common. In such a situation, drinking hot pumpkin vegetable or its soup will give relief from all these problems.
  • By taking pumpkin, problems like stress, insomnia, anger, and depression are avoided. Apart from this, eating ripe pumpkin also increases memory power.
  • By consuming it, the cholesterol level in the body remains correct, which keeps the heart-healthy. Even if you are a heart patient, then it is beneficial for you.
  • Pumpkin contains elements such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, which help to naturally beautify the skin. Pumpkin is not only eaten but also its beauty is also enhanced by making a pack.
  • Many women are deficient in iron causing anemia. In such a situation, pumpkin is cheap and also nutritious. Pumpkin seeds are also good sources of iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium.
  • It can be beneficial for healthy teeth and strong bones. In addition, vitamin-A has also been considered important during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • According to a research, pumpkin has anti-cancer properties, which can help prevent cancer from growing. According to research, this property found in pumpkin can be beneficial in preventing breast cancer and prostate cancer from growing.
  • For years, pumpkin seeds have been considered better for men. The amount of zinc present in it is a very important ingredient for the prostate gland.
  • Toast pumpkin seed kernel flour in ghee and mix sugar in it to make laddus. Eating a laddu every morning, drinking milk from above, removes physical weakness.
  • Eating brown pumpkin in ghee, eating or mixing sugar in its juice and drinking half a cup of it in the morning and evening is a great benefit for women in excessive menstruation, body burning and lack of blood.
  • Jaundice is cured by drying brown pumpkin and eating it after eating powder, preparing it or cooking it. This is the best and simple medicine of jaundice.
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