Pumpkin season has arrived. Until two years ago, I didn’t like pumpkin. When I start to eat healthy foods, I gave a chance to pumpkin.
In Turkey, there is a pumpkin dessert. You cut pumpkin in slices and put them in a large bowl. Pour sugar each over and wait overnight. You can cook them on oven or stove. Drizzle tahini or kaymak (Turkish cream). Garnish with walnut.
My grandmother was doing this dessert when I was kid and I wasn’t eat even one piece. When I go to Turkey in winter, I always ask to my grandmother cook this dessert I only did in Rome once and I drizzle honey instead of sugar. Honestly, it didn’t taste very good.
Pumpkin is commonly viewed as a vegetable. According to resources, it is a fruit because it contains seeds and nutritionally similar to vegetables.
One of the best things about pumpkin is edible. You can cook them as a dessert, soup or roast for pasta. It is super nutritious and has many health benefits.
In today’s post I would like to share health benefits of pumpkin.
Helps you maintain the weight
Pumpkin has high fiber which minimize craving and its high water volume make you feel full.
Boosts immune system
Pumpkin has high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc. These are good for our immune system because it protects our body from disease and prevent damage to cells involved in the immune system.
Younger looking skin
Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene which protects the skin from the UV rays. Also the pulp makes a great natural face mak that exfoliates and moisturize.
Pumpkin is a orange color food which means full of potassium. It helps to lower blood pressure.
Do you like pumpkin? What is your favorite recipe with pumpkin? Let me know it below