Pumpkin Green/Kaddu Hara

Pumpkin Green/Kaddu Hara

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250 gm


Overview

 

Green pumpkin grows up to a height of 6 inches high and 15-17 inches in width and weighs about 20-30 pounds. It is dark green with orange blush skin. It is found throughout the year in supermarkets or vegetable shops.

Pumpkin grows in well-drained sandy loam soil under cold climatic season. The number of pumpkins grows onto the ground attached to its vine.

 

Nutritional Profile 

 

  • Green pumpkin is a powerhouse of nutrients. It contains vitamin K 49%, vitamin C 19%, potassium 16%, vitamin E 10%, Iron 8%, Protein (2 grams) and fibre (3 grams).

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Pumpkin boosts the immunity of an individual as it provides a dose of beta - carotene that is mainly converted into vitamin A.
  • There are a couple of ways to improve the eye health of an individual by the consumption of pumpkin.
  • Antioxidants found in the pumpkin are very useful for healthy skin, as beta- carotene protects skin against UV rays. 
  • The fibre, vitamin C, and potassium found in pumpkin improves blood pressure and cholesterol level. 

 

Uses

 

  • Oil extracted from pumpkin seed is used for hair as well as skin nourishment.
  • Green pumpkin is used in cooking vegetables, and juices. 

 

Recipes 

 

1. Pumpkin juice

Ingredients:  1 cup pumpkin, 3 carrots, 1-piece ginger, and 1 cup apple

Cooking Steps: Add pumpkin, carrots, ginger, apple in a mixer jar and blend it until it becomes smooth and strain it into the glass. Now it is ready to drink in the diet.

 

2. Pumpkin soup

Ingredients: 2 cup mashed pumpkin, 1 sliced onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 cup water, salt, and pepper for taste

Cooking Steps: Add pumpkin, onion, garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, water into a pan and steam for 10 mins. Then transfer it into a jar and blend it until it becomes smooth, then pour it into a bowl and sprinkle salt and pepper above it. Now it is ready to serve.