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Healthy Eating – Seeds Inside – Pumpkin

Pumpkin comes from the family of Cucurbitaceae from the genus Cucurbita Pepo. This is a genius and general species with many cultivars including; Acorn squash, Delicata squash, Gem squash, Heart of gold squash, Pattypan squash, Pumpkin, Zucchini and many others. Some Pumpkins belong to other species’ groups such as Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita mixta. The “Mixta” species is what I know is more common as a true pumpkin, although variations do exist in the genus.

Pumpkin is a fruit but is treated as a vegetable in many cases. Pumpkin is actually a form of berry but is usually not recognized. Plant fruit is generally a container for holding seeds. This can be in the form of food used in sweet or savory dishes. Some of the best fruits in the warehouse, others in sweet dishes but most can be used in sweet and savory foods.

Pumpkin seeds are usually planted in the middle of spring and grow throughout the summer to be harvested before winter begins. In Australia, what we call a pumpkin is often recognized as a winter pumpkin in the United States.

In nutrition, pumpkin is not a major source of main nutrients but does contain the amount of vitamin A which is rich and is a source of vitamin C, potassium, food fiber, and good manganese. They also contain folate, omega 3 fatty acids, thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3), and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Yellow or orange vegetables are recognized as high in vitamins A. The richer or darker color, the more vitamin A.

High carbohydrate pumpkin so combined with a diet is very filling and low in fat. This makes it the ideal bulking food in soup and casserole. It also acts as a thickener too.

Both pumpkin seeds and pumpkins can be inserted into a diet.

Delicious boiled flask and mashed alone or crushed with potatoes. It can also be boiled and eaten as a side vegetable. Bake pumpkin is common in our home because I’m sure it is in many other people. We will traditionally grill the pumpkin with the skin still burning. This will help unite the pumpkin because it gets softer, preventing him from going to the porridge in the pan.

The bulk pumpkins make a very good soup or can be added to the stew or casserole.

Pumpkin comes from the Greek word which means big melon. The pumpkin made it mentioned first printed as food in the 177th century. But its use comes from between 5000 and 7000 BC.

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