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 Published 2012-Sep-14   Updated 2017-Jan-23
(Kaddu, Poosanikai, Mathanga, Bhoplya)

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Pumpkin is related to squash family. Pumpkin is a good source of protein, carotenoids, essential fatty acids, vitamin A, etc...

High Carotenoids Content: Pumpkins owe their bright orange color to the high amount of carotenoids present in them. Carotenoids assist in staving off the& free radicals in the body, and help in preventing premature aging, cardiovascular diseases and other infections. They are also high in Lutein & Zeaxanthin which protect the eyes against free radical damage and prevent formation of cataracts and degeneration of the eye tissues.

Protein: Pumpkin seeds also known as Pepitas are a rich source of protein. One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains approx. 7 grams of protein. Their oil is high in phytosterols or plant-based fatty acids and their chemical composition is the same as cholesterol. Phytosterols can replace cholesterol in the body, and help in reducing the blood cholesterol levels.

Essential Fatty Acids: Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits. From providing protection against serious health diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer to promoting healthy skin and improving brain power, essential fatty acids present in pumpkin oil offer several health benefits.

Vitamin A: Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A. Regular consumption of pumpkin (both seeds and flesh) can promote the health of your eyes and boost your immune system remarkably.

Recipes With Pumpkin As STAR Ingredient

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Pumpkin Bud Bhajia Pumpkin Bud Bhajia Diet Pumpkin Halwa Diet Pumpkin Halwa Pumpkin Dal Curry Pumpkin Dal Curry Pumpkin with Sesame Seeds Pumpkin with Sesame Seeds
Pumpkin Pie Halwa Pumpkin Pie Halwa Red Pumpkin Chutney Red Pumpkin Chutney Olan Olan Pumpkin Kadhi Pumpkin Kadhi
Pumpkin Paratha Pumpkin Paratha Kaddu ki Poori Kaddu ki Poori Yellow Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu Yellow Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu  

Recipes With Pumpkin As An Ingredient

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