Squash & Pumpkin Recipes

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Health Benefits of Pumpkins:

  • excellent source of beta-carotene
  • contains beta cryptoxanthin which may decrease the risk of lung cancer in smokers
  • low in calories
  • provides approx. 248% of RDA for vitamin A
  • protects from “age-related macular disease”
  • rich in B-complex
  • rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium & phosphorus
  • good source of dietary fiber & mono-unsaturated fatty acids

Pumpkin Seeds:

  • 100 g of pumpkin seeds provide 30 g of protein, 110% RDA of iron, 4987 mg of niacin (31% RDA), selenium (17% RDA) & zinc (71% RDA)
  • Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of tryptophan, which is converted to GABA in the brain.
  • Pumpkin seeds have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & anti-parasitic properties.
  • They are a natural treatment for tapeworms & other parasites.