Pumpkins vary greatly in shape, size and colours. Giant pumpkins generally weigh 4-6 kg with the largest capable of reaching a weight of over 25 kg. Pumpkins are members of the Curcurbitaceae family along with zucchini, squash and cucumber. Although pumpkins, in general, feature orange or yellow colour, some fruits are dark to pale green, orange yellow, white, red and grey.
Pumpkins are fruit, not vegetables and are actually 90% water. After planting, it takes pumpkins approximately 90-120 days to mature. There is only one day during the entire growing season, in which the pumpkin flower can be pollinated.
- Very low calories; 100g provides just 26 calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. They are a rich source of dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlled and weight reduction programs.
- Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
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Our simple and quick Pumpkin Recipes are proof that eating healthy is a tasty proposition.