Nutrition: Top 5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

A pumpkin

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What is a Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are part of the Cucurbitaceae or squash family. They are large, round and bright orange, with a slightly ribbed outer skin that is hard but smooth. Inside the pumpkin are the seeds and the flesh. When cooked, the pumpkin is completely edible – skin, pulp and seeds – just remove the stringy bits that hold the seeds in place.

Nutritional profile dand the pumpkin

A portion of 80g of pumpkin (boiled) provides:

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