Pumpkins are versatile and are a part of many dishes around the world. Pumpkins can be incorporated in many ways into soups, salads, desserts and they can even be a substitute for butter.
Interesting Facts about Pumpkin
- Pumpkins originally were not round shaped. Instead, they were a crooked shaped variety.
- Pumpkins are good for your pets also.
- Pumpkins originated in the Americas.
Now let us talk about how beneficial pumpkins are for our health.
Health Benefits Of Pumpkin
Pumpkins are not just associated with Halloween or Cinderella’s carriage.
Infact, there is much more to this orange plump plant.
It is good for the heart – The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.
Reduces the risk of cancer – Pumpkin contains Beta-Carotene, which potentially reduces the risk of prostate and colon cancer.
Combats diabetes – Pumpkin seeds have compounds that can actually battle diabetes.
Enhances Immunity – Pumpkin pulp and seeds are high in both vitamin C and beta-carotene. These are responsible for boosting your immune system along with providing a host of nutrients.
Now that we have discussed the health benefits of pumpkin, we will talk about some quick recipes of pumpkin.
Pumpkin And Potato Vegetable
This is a delightful recipe. Pumpkin and potato laced with flavors of cinnamon, chaat masala, bay leaves and other spices taste nothing but scrumptious. Read the recipe below:-
Freshly baked pumpkin is a delight to have. It tastes even better with chilli and red wine vinegar. Read the recipe to know the process.
Start by pre-heating the oven to 200 degrees and add 1 and 1/2 kg pumpkin to the baking dish.
Now flavour the pumpkin with salt and pepper(according to taste). Then add 5 cloves of garlic by making a small insertion into the pumpkin with each pod.
Add some fresh thyme(a handful of sprigs), 1 Tsp of coriander seeds, 2 Tsp of red wine vinegar, 3 dry red chillies and 1/2 Tsp of chilli powder.Drizzle olive oil and mix it all together. Then put the baking dish into the oven for 30 minutes.
Your baked pumpkin is ready to be served hot.
This delicious halwa with the flavors of pumpkin and aroma of cinnamon can act as a perfect sweet dish after your dinner. Read the recipe below to know how to make it.
Pumpkin is a skin superfood and has tons of Vitamin C & A. Here is a video that will show you how you can use Pumpkin at home for beautifying skin and hair.
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