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1:26 AM on 02.10.2013  

Health Benefits of Pumpkin And Its Seeds

Pumpkin is a famous vegetable of the Cucurbita family including squash, cantaloupes and cucumbers. Its color may be orange, yellow or green having round, oval or cylindrical in shape. It is used as raw, cooked, muffins, ravioli, soup, Halloween costumes and sweet dessert in India (Called pethe ki Mithai). Its flesh of pumpkin provided amazing health benefits as well as its seeds are also loaded with a large number of health benefits. Due to its orange color flesh, it is the excellent source of betacaroteins that is converted to vitamin A in the body. Pumpkin is also full of fiber, pantothenic acid, protein, folate, antioxidants, carbohydrates, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc and low in calories. Pumpkin seeds are also loaded with vitamin E, K, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Its seeds are flat greenish covered with a white shell having alkaline-forming properties. (Its seeds are only seeds that are alkaline-forming in the whole world). So whole pumpkin is the powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which provides amazing and numerous health benefits. Then start reading the top health benefits of pumpkin and its seeds as follows.   read







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