Pumpkin : The Halloween Connection
The Halloween connection to pumpkins has nothing to do with it being evil or a dangerous food, so you can consume it with ease. Happy now!.
Pumpkins are popular food commodity of Native American Indians. The Europeans spread them around the world due to their extensive travelling. They find a special mention in Mexican cuisines. Even in India the unbeatable combo of poori - cooked
From the botanical perspective
Pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima) belong to the gird or cucurbitaceae family. They belong to the family of cucumbers, cantaloupe, melons and squash.
They are green from the exterior and yellow form inside. Soft, chewy and juicy they are generally eaten in the cooked form.
Not having a taste of its own they can be used in the salted form or sweet form.
|Calcium, Ca||21 mg||2.1 %|
|Copper, Cu||0.13 mg||6.35 %|
|Iron, Fe||0.8 mg||4.44 %|
|Magnesium, Mg||12 mg||3 %|
|Manganese, Mn||0.12 mg||6.25 %|
|Phosphorus, P||44 mg||4.4 %|
|Potassium, K||340 mg||9.71 %|
|Selenium, Se||0.3 mcg||0.43 %|
|Sodium, Na||1 mg||0.04 %|
|Zinc, Zn||0.32 mg||2.13 %|
|Vitamin A||8513 IU||170.26 %|
|Vitamin C||9 mg||15 %|
|Vitamin B6||0.06 mg||3.05 %|
|Vitamin E||1.06 mg||3.53 %|
|Vitamin K||1.1 mcg||1.38 %|
|Riboflavin||0.11 mg||6.47 %|
|Thiamin||0.05 mg||3.33 %|
|Folate, DFE||16 mcg||4 %|
|Niacin||0.6 mg||3 %|
|Fiber||0.5 g||2 %|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0 %|
|Carotene, alpha||4016 mcg|
|Carotene, beta||3100 mcg|
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