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Pumpkiin: Vegetable of the season

Popular during autumn holidays, the pumpkin is one of the most nutritious vegetables available.

Pumpkins or Gourds Galour by Bill LongshawPumpkins Photo by Bill Longshaw

Packed with disease-fighting nutrients, it offers numerous health benefits and with only 20 calories in each delicious and filling 100 grams, the pumpkin has much more to offer than crooked smiles or a menial filling for holiday pies.

Its bright orange colour comes from its Carotenoid content.

Pumpkin is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibre

Pumpkin is loaded with Potassium, one of the most important minerals for the overworked adrenals and the cardiovascular system during these stressful times.

The seeds of the pumpkin are excellent sources of Zinc, which is a major boost for the immune system, aid digestion, bone density and crucial for fertility.

Both the flesh and the seeds of the pumpkin are a great source of fibre, feeding your good bacteria in the digestive tract, keeping it healthy and supporting your immune system.

Roasted Pumpkin garnished with pumpkin seeds.

Beneficial for all ages, Pumpkin should be a regular at your family’s dinner table. To make it even more exciting, try this recipe. Immune booster pumpkin buzz

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