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October: A Month of Pumpkins, Day 3, Pumpkins by the Railing

 

 

Pumpkins by the Railing

Pumpkins by the Railing

Pumpkins are very good for you. They fit well into a health-conscious diet. And aside from that, they taste good!

Pumpkins are low in calories but high in fiber. They are also low in sodium. The seeds are high in protein, iron, and the B vitamins.

Pumpkins are very high in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxident. It converts into Vitamin A, which is important to maintain a healthy body.

Researchers believe that eating a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. They also believe it helps to delay aging. Anything that delays aging is worth the effort, don’t you think?

1 cup of cooked pumpkin flesh contains:

Calories 49
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrate 12 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Potassium 564 mgZinc 1 mg
Selenium .50 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin A 2650 IU
Vitamin E 3 mg
Pumpkins by the Railing in Waterlogue

Pumpkins by the Railing in Waterlogue

 

 

 

2 Responses to “October: A Month of Pumpkins, Day 3, Pumpkins by the Railing”

  1. de Chareli

    I recently discovered a recipe for spaghetti with mashed Hokkaido pumpkins on a blog. It looked lovely… I’ll try that soon!

    Reply

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