Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. Though this humble backyard vegetable is less in calories, nonetheless, it carries vitamin A, and flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes in abundance.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein, minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
- Pumpkin can be used in variety of delicious recipes either baked, stew- fried; however, it is eaten best after steam-cooking in order to get maximum nutrients. In China, young tender, pumpkin leaves consumed as cooked greens or in soups.
- The fruit is used in the preparations of pies, pancakes, custard, ravioli…etc in Europe and USA.
- Roasted Cod Fish with Pumpkin Puree
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