Autumn is now known as the Orange season just because it’s “Pumpkin” season! That’s how effective Pumpkins are.

Pumpkins are not just regular fruits; they have much more to them. This article will cover everything related to Pumpkins; history, uses, relevancies, etc.…

Origin of the naming (*):

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for "large melon", something round and large.[8] The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word that is used today, pumpkin.

History of Pumpkin (*):

Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was found in Mexico. Since some squash share the same botanical classifications as pumpkins, the names are frequently used interchangeably.

Nutritional Facts:

  • Low in calories
  • Low in Sodium
  • High in fiber
  • High in protein
  • High in Iron
  • High in Vitamin B
  • High in Beta Carotene
  • Good in Potassium

 

Note: Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that converts into Vitamin A good for overall body health & specifically the skin.

Beta-carotene helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Health Benefits:

  • Helps in reducing blood pressure
  • Might help in the treatment of some cancers
  • Contributes to the eye health
  • Seems to promote fertility in women
  • Boosts immunity
  • Aids weight loss
  • Enhance the mood

Recipes using Pumpkin:

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Mashed pumpkin
  • Roasted pumpkin
  • Pumpkin strudel
  • Pumpkin cookies
  • Pumpkin cake
  • Pumpkin cupcakes
  • Baked pumpkin

 

Celebrate the pumpkin season by trying one of those recipes and enjoy the endless health benefits of Pumpkins.

Have you tried any of the mentioned recipes using pumpkin? Share with us, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

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(*) References from Wikipedia

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