Pumpkin is a plump, nutritious orange vegetable, and a highly nutrient dense food. However, the flesh of the pumpkin plant provides a range of health benefits outside of popular festivities. While commonly viewed as a vegetable, pumpkin is scientifically a fruit, as it contains seeds. That said, it’s nutritionally more similar to vegetables than fruits.
Pumpkin is high in vitamins and minerals while being low in calories. It’s also a great source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that the body converts into vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains the antioxidants alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-kryptoxanthin and many others, which may protect the cells against damage by free radicals. Moreover, Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C, which can help boost the immune system. Its supply of vitamin E, iron and folate may strengthen your immunity as well.
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