One of pumpkin’s most obvious properties, is its intense yellow color produced by the abundance of beta-carotene contained in this vegetable. Pumpkin is rich in fiber, it is easy to digest and it contains soluble fiber. It contains a great number of vitamins and nutrients which make it an important element for your health. Pumkin is used mainly in soups, creams and cakes which leaves all nutritional properties intact.
- Pumpkin is a great allied when it comes to preventing illnesses of the respiratory system because it eliminates mucus from lungs and throat.
- It strengthens the immune system; it helps in the creation of antibodies and production of red and while cells.
- It is easy to digest, and rich in soluble fiber.
It has high levels of beta-carotene; the substance responsible for its beautiful yellow color. It is converted into vitamin A in the organism, this helps improve vision and keeps skin healthy.
- Beta carotenes are powerful antioxidants that help prevent the damage caused by free radicals, which cause cell degeneration.
- It is an important source of soluble fiber. It contains a substance called mucilage which softens the intestines mucus, making them work more efficiently.
- It contains vitamins C and E, complex B vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
- Grandmothers used it to fight intestinal parasites.
- Even though pumpkin has minor diuretic and laxative properties, people who suffer from flatulence should abstain from eating it since it can make the problem worse.
- It makes you feel full, so we eat less.