Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a variety of sqush

Pumpkin is a variety of squash that people often think of a traditional Halloween decoration or thanks giving pre filling. However, the flesh of the pumpkin plant provide a range of health benefits outside festivities. Pumpkin is a plump, nutritious orange vegetables, and highly nutrient dense food. It is low in calories but rich in vitamin and minerals, all of which are also in it’s seeds leaves and juices.

These are many ways to incorporate the pumpkin into deserts, soups, salads, preserves and even as a substitutes for butter. Pumpkin has a range of fantastic benefits, including being one of the best-known sources of beta carotene. Beta carotene is a powerful Antioxidant that gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant colors. The body converts any ingested beta carotene into vitamin A.

Consuming foods with high volumes of beta carotene may have the following benefits: reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Offering Protection against Asthma and heart disease decreasing the risk disease decreasing the risk of age-related muscular degeneration many studies have suggestion that eating more plants foods, such as pumpkin, decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality it can also help a person to avoid diabetes and heart, promote a healthy complexion and hair increase energy and healthy body mass index (BMI)

Research Has Demonsted

The the following the benefits: Regulating blood pressure Eating Pumpkin is good for the Heart. The fiber, Potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support Heart healt. Results of a 2017 study of 2, 722 Participants suggested that consuming enough potassium may be almost as important as decreasing sodium in treatment of high blood pressure. We need to take care of our health especially now with this COVID-19 to build our immune system and stay physically and mentally and emotionally strong, eating healthy and exercising should be a major part of our lives.

Pumpkin Takari

Ingredients..

450 g/1 lb peeled pumpkin, cut in small bites

1 onion, peeled, and chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1 tsp turmeric

pinch of salt and pepper

1 chilli (optional )

1 package vegan bacon, already cut in small pieces

450 g/ 1 lb white basmati rice, wased and prepared

Method

Prepare a saucepan with the onion and pumpkin tumeric, salt and pepper, vegan bacon, and chilli if using, with enough water to cook all the ingredients together and a knob of vegan butter allow to cook for 15 minutes, until the pumpkin is cooked. Now add the rice to the saucepan with the rest of ingredients, add more if need to making sure there is enough to cook rice with the pumpkin, not too much water, you don’t want to have the rice too soft. cook for 30 minutes until rice is fully cooked.and served hot.