If you love pumpkin like I do, you must go to cooking.com and check out their Pumpkin Recipes section. You'll find anything from Spiced Pumpkin Butter, and Fresh Pumpkin Soup, to Gluten Free Pumpkin Gingerbread, including this marvelous recipe for:
Pumpkin and Ricotta Crostata
(you'll need this too: Tender Tart Dough)
Take a look and see if you can't find a recipe to change someone's mind about the incredibly versatile pumpkin that's loaded with minerals, vitamins and fiber.
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Pumpkin
- Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy.
- Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent build up of cholesterol on the arterial walls, thus reducing chances of strokes.
- Being rich in alpha-carotene, pumpkin is believed to slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation.
- Pumpkins have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness.
- The high amount of fiber, present in a pumpkin, is good for the bowel health of an individual.
- Being loaded with potassium, pumpkin is associated with lowering the risk of hypertension.
- The presence of zinc in pumpkins boosts the immune system and also improves the bone density
Pumpkin! It's a good thing!
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