Pumpkin is one of the most popular field crops cultivated around the world at commercial scale for its fruits and seeds. Pumpkin names are given in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and telugu languages. Also pumpkin health benefits and pumpkin nutrition information are explained. Easy pumpkin recipes are also listed here.
Pumpkin is full of vitamins and minerals but low in calories. It's scientific name is “Cucurbita”
Pumpkin decreases the risk of obesity and diabetes. It is good for Heart, controls the Cholesterol and reduces the high blood pressure. Pumpkin also helps to reduce the stone formation in kidney. It supports a healthy eye, hair and complexion. It promotes fertility and it increases the immunity, energy & bone density.
Pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene. It contains fiber, many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It also a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), Riboflavin, thiamin and pantothenic acid. Pumpkin is a rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids(Omega 3 and 6), which are good for heart and brain health. In addition, the seeds are concentrated sources of protein, minerals and health-benefiting vitamins.
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