April 10th, 2012 → 1:20 am @

 “Vitamins and Minerals in fresh food”


As in potatoes, there are many varieties of pumpkins and they will cross-pollinate very easily as well. You can have very dry, medium and a fairly moist flesh in pumpkins and all are very useful. My father would not eat them, because Mum used to feed them to the pigs, so Dad said :They are pig food! The pigs did alright. Pumpkins are a very good supplier of Vit A and other anti-oxidants. One variety I like is the cucurbita pepo, which is well known in Austria and surrounding countries. The seeds are a naked seed and has no hull. These seeds are valuable in preventing prostate cancer and that has been proven by the figures from these countries. They are the real PAPITAS. A very dark green colour and beautiful to eat. We have in Australia an Austrian family, who grow this pumpkin and they produce various products from the seeds such as Green oil, beautiful on salads and of course healthy as well.

Vitamins:Vit. A very very high, C, B2, E, B5, B6, B9, B3 all good.

Minerals: Copper, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorous, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, and Selenim.

We can use pumpkins in all sorts of ways and people do. I like the good old pumpkin pie. I eat pumpkin almost every day and use them in soups and stir-fry as well.


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