Dishes of pumpkin delight their diversity and originality. But other than that
this autumn vegetable is very useful, so do not miss the harvest!

Description of the pumpkin gourd called annual plant related to melons,
and the eponymous fruit. Homeland pumpkin scientists believe modern-day
Mexico, where it grew more than 3 thousand years BC. Oe. In Europe pumpkin hit
in the middle of the XVI century, when it, like many other useful plants, brought
Spaniards. First, a pumpkin grown in the southern countries, but gradually the area
expanded its distribution and the colder countries, including Ukraine
and Russia. Currently, cultivated species of pumpkin grown in most
countries, the limited 60 degrees north and south latitude. Pumpkin - large
fleshy fruit, round or oval in shape, covered with a thick smooth skin,
under which is a juicy pulp and numerous seeds. Color of the skin
and pulp, as well as weight and shape of the fruit are very different depending on the
grade. Ripe pumpkins eat not only fresh but cooked,
fried and baked form, as it is prepared from the juice, puree, eggs,
marmalade, jams, candied fruits. Pumpkin is very well preserved for a long
time, so it can be consumed throughout the winter. In the composition of pumpkin
100 g pumpkin contains: * Water - 90.2 g * Protein - 0.9 g * Carbohydrates - 5.9
g (including mono-and disaccharides - 4.1 g) * Dietary fiber (cellulose) - 1.2
r * Pectin - 0.3 g * Organic acids - 0.1 g * Ash - 0.5 g Vitamins
in the pumpkin: Pumpkin * Vitamin A (beta carotene) - 1.4 mg Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- 0.05 mg Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.06 mg * Niacin (vitamin B3 or vitamin
RR) - 0.5 mg * Folic acid (vitamin B9) - 6 mcg Vitamin C (ascorbic
acid) - 14 mg of Nutrients in the pumpkin: * Potassium - 200 mg * Calcium - 26
mg * Magnesium - 14 mg * Sodium - 4 mg * Phosphorus - 24 mg of trace elements in pumpkin:
* Iron - 0.4 mg * Iodine - 1 mg * Cobalt - 1 mg * Manganese - 38 mcg *
Copper - 180 mcg * Fluorine - 84 mcg * Zinc - 240 mcg in 100 Calorie Pumpkin
g pumpkin contains on average about 25 calories. Useful properties of pumpkin pumpkin
- A product with a whole bunch of useful features. Pumpkin dishes from her helpful
in diseases of the cardiovascular system (hypertension, atherosclerosis,
swelling caused by congestive heart failure), hepatitis, cholecystitis,
gallstones, cystitis, nephritis and metabolic disorders.
Decoction of pumpkin with honey helps with nervous disorders and insomnia.
Pumpkin has a diuretic and choleretic effect, improves intestinal function.
It is widely used in dietary and baby foods. Pectin, a part
in the pulp of the pumpkin, displays the body of chloride salts. And its use
people have borne hepatitis A, promotes resumption of the liver.
Porridge with pumpkin pumpkin flesh is recommended during pregnancy as a natural
antiemetic. It is also used for "sea-sickness." Juice
obtained from the use of pumpkin with hypertension, insomnia, and for the treatment of
kidney and liver. It also promotes bile secretion, and normalizes
digestive and nervous systems. Pumpkin seeds are used as antihelminthic
means and urinary organs, especially with cramps that make it difficult
urination. Beware, pumpkin! Pumpkin juice is not recommended for any exacerbation
gastro-intestinal diseases. Author: Alexander Kuznetsov

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