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Superfoods: Pumpkin

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A little bit of History:

Native Americans consumed pumpkins for their highly-valued nutritious and medicinal qualities and the vegetable was introduced to Europe by explorers of the New World.

Benefits:

The orange flesh of pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. The seeds of this vegetable have many health benefits, packed with full of minerals such as magnesium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc (the latter of which is helpful to acne sufferers), as well as being a good source of protein and mono-saturated fat.

Tips:

  • Refrigerate pumpkin seed in an air-tight container to keep them edible for months
  • Pan fry pumpkin seed in good quality oil and store them in an air-tight container to sprinkle over vegetables and salads instead of salt
  • Don’t throw the contents of your Jack O’Lantern pumpkin away, use it to make a delicious soup
  • Create a tasty, slightly savory dessert by making homemade pumpkin pie
  • If you want to try a salad with a difference, make a dressing with ground pumpkin seeds, garlic and parsley
  • Cut pumpkin slices into big chunks with the skin on, sprinkle with some garlic and herbs, put them in an oven on medium to high temperature  until soft on the inside and a bit of texture on the outside. — My favorite —

 

Do you have any favorite pumpkin recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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  1. amy

    22nd September 2014 at 8:43 am

    i love pumpkin but never knew it was this good for you! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/09/lfw-trend-show.html xx

    1. daisycandle

      23rd September 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ yep pumpkin are really great and delicious πŸ™‚ will definitely go and comment on your blog πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Layla

    22nd September 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Love pumpkin and with Halloween just around the corner you can make plenty of yummy foods with it πŸ™‚

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    1. daisycandle

      23rd September 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Yep just in time for halloween πŸ™‚ pumpkin is a good all rounder πŸ™‚

  3. Natalye

    26th September 2014 at 5:09 am

    I love pumpkin! I have a lot growing in my garden and I can’t wait to harvest them

    1. daisycandle

      26th September 2014 at 8:16 am

      Oh thats cool πŸ™‚ i would love to grow my own pumpkin or any kind of veg for that matter πŸ™‚

  4. Jessica @ lipstickandwhisky.com

    29th September 2014 at 4:20 am

    I love pumpkin! I’m looking forward to making some pumpkin bread and muffins soon. I had acorn squash the other day with dinner and it was awesome. I love this part about fall!

    lipstickandwhisky.com (love for you to check out my blog and follow along too!)

    1. daisycandle

      1st October 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Pumpkins are one of my favourite things about fall as well πŸ™‚

      I had a browse through your blog and it looks lovely πŸ™‚

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