Still remember not the story of Cinderella, where Mrs. Peri help conjured a pumpkin into a beautiful carriage. Mrs Peri pick pumpkins as a carriage for Cinderella is indeed justified, the pumpkin has a ‘miracle’ and the benefits of a pumpkin in the nutritional composition. We are not going to discuss the story of Cinderella but to dive into yellow fruit that has many benefits, delicious and very easy to be found in Indonesia. Benefits of the ‘miracle’ can be seen from the composition of nutrients that are inside.
Pumpkin contains a lot of nutrients, such as Vitamin A and beta carotene. Also contained in the flask of vitamins B, C, calcium, iron, folate, fiber, carbohydrates, potassium, and protein. And incredibly pumpkins including fruits are low in fat, low in calories but rich in fiber.
Benefits of a pumpkin
Viewed from a very rich nutritional content, it is no wonder if this soft-textured fruit that has many benefits. The benefits of a pumpkin can be discussed from some of the nutrients contained in them, such as:
- Beta Carotene
content of beta-carotene are many very good to help reduce the likelihood of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The efficacy of beta-carotene is not only that, but also known to fight aging.
The carbohydrate content contained in pumpkin can replace rice consumption.
Fruit squash is a good source of calories, but also has a low sugar content. If the pumpkin eating regularly can balance blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Pumpkin is also a fruit that is rich in fiber which is good for human digestion.
high antioxidant content in the flask add the benefits of human kindness, especially in the fight against cancer.
Magnesium contained in the pumpkin makes the muscles around the heart can be more relaxed and helps the absorption of calcium by the bones.