Pumpkin Nutrition Facts  

Pumpkin can be considered as a vegetable and also a fruit. Pumpkin is a very fleshy fruit and can be tasty. Some people prefer to eat pumpkin raw. In addition, people also make soups and pies with it. In some countries like India, pumpkin is used in several dishes and preparations.

Pumpkin is highly nutritious and good for health. It is effective in fighting diseases like thyroid and gland secretion problems. It also helps in weight reduction. It has high values of vitamins like vitamins C, D and K. Pumpkin soup gives a lot of stamina if you have it when you are sick.

Pumpkin contains many nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This makes it a highly beneficial fruit/vegetable for maintaining health. Here are some pumpkin nutritional facts.

Pumpkin Nutrition Fact:

  • Calcium - 37 mg
  • Carbohydrate - 12 gm
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 gm
  • Folate - 21 mcg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Magnesium - 22 mg
  • Niacin - 1 mg
  • Potassium - 564 mg
  • Protein - 2 grams
  • Selenium - 0.50 mg
  • Vitamin A - 2650 IU
  • Vitamin C - 12 mg
  • Vitamin E - 3 mg
  • Zinc - 1 mg
  • Calories - 49 
  • Pumpkin can boost the immune system because it has cartenoids. The beta carotene helps to fight inflammations, and also acts as antioxidant. It slows the process of ageing, and keeps the skin looking healthy and young. Pumpkin reduces the chances of blindness, and also improves eye sight.
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