Sri Lnkan PUMPKIN
Pumpkin is a highly nutrient-dense food. It is rich in vitamins and minerals but low in calories. Pumpkin seeds, leaves, and juices all pack a powerful nutritional punch.
There are many ways pumpkin can be incorporated into desserts, soups, salads, preserves, and even as a substitute for butter.
This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. It will explore the health benefits and nutritional content of pumpkins, as well as ways to include more in the diet.
Fast facts on pumpkins
The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure.
The antioxidants in pumpkin could help prevent degenerative damage to the eyes.
Avoid canned pumpkin pie mix, as it typically contains added sugars and syrups.
Uncut pumpkins should be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 2 months.
Pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin can be used as a replacement for butter or oil in baking recipes.
Possible health benefits
Pumpkins in a pile
Pumpkins have a range of proven health benefits.
Pumpkin has a range of fantastic health benefits, including being one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. It also gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color. The body converts any ingested beta-carotene into vitamin A.
Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.
Many studies have suggested that eating more plant foods such as pumpkin decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality. It can also help prevent diabetes and heart disease, and promote a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and a healthful body mass index (BMI).
Pumpkins are also a powerful source of fiber.
They have demonstrated the following health benefits.
- Sri Lnkan PUMPKIN 2.44/Per Kg