Pumpkin : The Halloween Connection

Nutritional qualities

Pumpkins, an unlikely nutrition source, are rich in magnesium, manganese and phosphorous

They are good sources of iron, copper, protein, monounsaturated fats and zinc. Specially useful are the pumpkin seeds, which have been proved to extremely beneficial to health. Specially important is the beta carotene content which improves if the pumpkin has been stored for several months.

Nutrient Amount
Energy(kjoules) 285
Fibre 2.3 g
Protein 3.7 g
Carbohydrates 11.5 g
Total Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg

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guest Thursday, August 7, 2008

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