Pumpkin is a vegetable known to be accessible, economical and versatile to use, in addition to having a delicious taste. However, not everyone knows its benefits, but that’s why it is on my kitchen essentials’ list. Pumpkins, basically, contain: 100 gr pumpkin contain:
This vegetable is very low in saturated fats, cholesterol, sodium and high in fiber. It provides vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6, Riboflavin, Betacarotene, Carotenoids, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Thiamine, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus. Pumpkin is an incredible food to include as a carbohydrate when you want to lose weight because of its low caloric load. It also affects positively our gastrointestinal system, which has a great impact on our immune system, so keeping it healthy is key to being healthy. In case you have any issues with your digestion or intestines, I recommend attending a professional, but including pumpkin to your food will also help (if you are not allergic). Among the innumerable benefits of pumpkin are:
Finally, you can include this wonderful ingredient in desserts, soups, pasta, juices, meringues, sauces. You can eat it fresh from the oven with some olive oil and pepper. Yummy!