How much is a pumpkin (average price for 1 kg.)?
To date, fierce disputes about the place of origin of pumpkins do not subside. Some researchers call it the birthplace of China, where for a long time at the imperial court cultivated pumpkin. Other sources call America where pumpkin was distributed almost everywhere. The first American settlers cut off the top of a pumpkin and baked it with milk and honey, and the Indians, without further ado, sauteed pumpkin slices on an open fire.
Nowadays, pumpkin is the main symbol of Halloween. It symbolizes the end of the harvest, a terrible mask carved into a pumpkin and a candle burning inside, according to legend, means an evil spirit and has the ability to scare away evil spirits. How the pumpkin was in Russia is also unknown. Only one thing is obvious, that now it is an extremely popular and common vegetable in our country.
Pumpkin not only has an amazing taste, but also has a surprising effect on the human body. Many housewives refuse pumpkin, citing the complexity of its processing. Indeed, pumpkin fruits are much harder than other vegetables. And the weight of one pumpkin can reach 9 (!) Kg. However, because of this, to deprive yourself of all the nutrients, all the benefits of pumpkin is not quite reasonable.
The composition of pumpkin includes carotene, which has a very positive effect on vision, and also serves to prevent cancer, B vitamins, which have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, providing a calming effect, improving sleep and memory. The presence of copper in the pumpkin, phosphorus and iron helps to normalize the process of blood formation, the use of pumpkin is desirable for the prevention of anemia and atherosclerosis.
The beneficial properties of pumpkin are also confirmed by the unique combination of potassium and magnesium, which contributes to the removal of unwanted fluids from the body, so the pumpkin is indicated for people with diseases of the urinary system. Pumpkin perfectly restores the gastrointestinal tract, has a mild laxative effect. The daily consumption rate of pumpkin is 500 gr. or 100 gr. fresh pumpkin juice.
Pumpkin seeds in folk medicine are widely known as a wonderful anthelmintic. The benefits of pumpkin and the content of valuable proteins, almost more than, for example, chicken eggs. The vegetable contains very few calories. Calorie pumpkin only 22 kcal. on 100 gr. It is well absorbed, so many diets are created based on it. Pumpkin helps not only in the fight against excess weight, but also with stocks of harmful cholesterol.
Another advantage of pumpkin is that it is an excellent nutrient for the skin. Pumpkin masks are easy to prepare and use, and the benefits of pumpkin in this case are truly amazing. In addition, they are suitable for any skin type.
Contraindications to the use of pumpkins are as follows. You can not include this vegetable in the diet of patients with peptic ulcer disease, gastritis with low acidity, as well as diabetes. If the acid-base balance is disturbed, it is also possible that the pumpkin is likely to be harmful.
Calorie pumpkin 22 kcal
Energy value of pumpkin (Ratio of proteins, fats, carbohydrates – bzhu):
Energy ratio (b | W | y): 18% | 4% | 80%