PUMP UP BY PUMPKIN - THE SUPER VEGETABLE

PUMP UP BY PUMPKIN - THE SUPER VEGETABLE

By Richa Garg  on: 26 August 2016
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Eating pumpkin is good for heart and will keep you in shape as well.

It's good news for patients of High Blood Pressure that Potassium inside it will keep a check on their blood pressure also.

Nowadays we have seen small children with specs and eating a lot of junk. So parents if including simple vegetables like pumpkin which is rich in provitamin Beta- carotene (converted to Vitamin A) can keep those nasty specs away from the sparkling eyes of your kids.

For women , it has a lot of fiber to keep them in good shape and tone. And during lactation period after child birth , it keeps the hormones in optimum range of milk formation.

In the early twentieth century, people used pumpkin seeds to treat enlarged prostate symptoms, . They contain protective compounds called phytosterols, which may help shrink the prostate which is an add on benefit of pumpkin.

 

"So eat this Golden colour to get all the Golden Benefits."

 

Here is the recipe of hearty soup of pumpkin to enjoy.

Pumpkin Soup

Serving size: 1

  • Pumpkin (250 gm)

  • 1 Medium size onion peeled, chopped

  • Olive oil  1tsp

  • Salt as to taste

  • Black pepper as to taste

  • Lemon juice 1tsp

  • Dried basil or fresh basil leaves for garnishing

Method

  • Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker, add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add diced

  • Pumpkin, saute for a minute, then add 1 cup water and pressure cook until one

  • Whistle is given out. Strain excess stock and reserve. Puree the vegetables.

  • Add the reserved stock and a cup of water to puree to reach the required consistency.

  • Garnish with basil leaves, sprinkle lemon juice and serve.

 


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