Nutrition: Top 5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin

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What is a Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are part of the Cucurbitaceae or gourd family. They are large, round and bright orange with a slightly ridged outer skin that is hard but smooth. Inside the pumpkin are seeds and pulp. Roasted pumpkin is completely edible – skin, flesh and seeds – just remove the strips that hold the seeds.

Nutritional profile dand pumpkin

An 80 g portion of pumpkin (boiled) contains:

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