Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

In Stock - Vegetables

Rs 100.75

Special Features of Product:
  • 100% Organic Food
  • 100% Fresh No Chemicals

Rs 0.40

Cultivar

ANK Ruhunu, Local variety

Major growing area

Dry & Intermediate Zones

ORIGINS

Commonly believed to have originated in the Americas

TASTE

Sweet and slightly juicy

AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES

The fiber, potassium and vitamin C in pumpkins are great for your heart. Research has shown the beta-carotene in pumpkins help battle prostate cancer. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene which support eye health and prevent degenerative damage. The overall combination of nutrients in pumpkins makes it a superb ally in boosting your immune system.

NOTABLE FACTS

Pumpkins are a cultivar of squash plant that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.

TRY-ME RECIPES

Try the traditional spicy wattakka (Pumpkin) curry to accompany your other dishes at the dining table. Roast the rice and coconut in a pan till golden brown. Stir fry the onions, green chillies, garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek, cinnamon, chilli powder, curry powder and turmeric for a few minutes. Add the pumpkin. Stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add salt and a cup of water. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Now grind the rice and coconut mixture into a powder. Dissolve in coconut milk and add to the pumpkin. Add the ground mustard and cook for a couple more minutes and you are done. Serve and delight!

NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION

Calories 26 kcal
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium 340 mg 
Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 70%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 5%

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