Pumpkins are also rich in vitamin C, many B vitamins, potassium and fibres.Pumpkins are believed to strengthen the immune system and protect against common colds and flu. They are great additions to stews and casseroles and they make hearty winter soups. They may also serve as healthy desserts like the famous pumpkin pie or puddings with milk and honey.
Pumpkin seeds are rich source of essential fatty acids especially the omega-3 type which reduces the risks of heart disease, reduce cholesterol, and help alleviate inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and arthritis. They are rich in protein and minerals especially zinc, selenium and iron. To preserve their nutritional value, though, they should be eaten raw and unsalted. You can sprinkle them on your salad or breakfast muesli. They also make great addition to stir fried vegetables, just added at the end of cooking to avoid over heating them.Give them a try!Bon Appetite!