Stem: herbaceous, annual, often crawling very long on the ground, with many branched tendrils. …

Leaves: large, 5 lobes, lobed melancholy; 3 – 5 branches hard tendrils.

Flowers: growing in leaf axils, large orange-yellow corolla, petals separated to 1/3 of the length. The fruit is round, slightly flattened, red-yellow when ripe, delicious, fatty seeds.

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Fruit: Squash is spherical or cylindrical in shape, yellow-orange when ripe. The outside is notched into segments. Pumpkin intestines have many flat, oval seeds that contain a lot of oil.

The value of pumpkin

Among the fruits with high nutritional content, pumpkin is ranked first. Pumpkin contains iron, potassium, phosphorus, water, vegetable protein, glucose, .. linoleic fatty acids, and vitamins C, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, PP. Eating pumpkin is very good for the brain, boosts immunity, helps keep the heart healthy, eyes bright, helps sleep better and supports skin care as well as beauty, helps to lose weight…

Pumpkin is rich in provitamin A beta carotene, contains 85-91% water, protein 0.8 – 2 g, fat 0.1 – 0.5 g, carbohydrates 3.3 – 11 g, energy 85 -170 kJ/100 g.

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The benefits of eating pumpkin

Benefits for the heart: The physterols and omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are substances that have the effect of reducing bad cholesterol, preventing cardiovascular disease and blood pressure. And especially in pumpkin seeds are rich in these substances.

Brain development: Pumpkin contains a lot of glutamine acid, which is necessary for brain activity. This substance has an important role in helping the metabolic response in nerve cells and the brain, nourishing the brain.

Prevent diabetes: The effect of pumpkin helps to lower blood sugar, so it helps to prevent diabetes. In addition, it also helps to prevent the development of chronic disease in people who already have diabetes.

Cancer prevention: Yellow foods such as pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes contain many antioxidants and beta-carotene, so they have the effect of preventing cancer.

Good for bones: Pumpkin also contains a large amount of minerals and calcium, sodium, and potassium. Especially for the elderly and people with high blood pressure, these substances help prevent osteoporosis and hypertension. In addition, it also contains magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, chromium and many other elements that help bones grow.

Fights depression: Pumpkin is rich in L-tryptophan, a substance that increases feelings of happiness. We will feel depressed when the level of L-tryptophan in the body is low. Pumpkin juice helps to increase L-tryptophan levels and makes us feel good and happy. Prevents peptic ulcers: Pumpkin juice helps the intestines digest food quickly and helps remove toxins from the digestive tract. Therefore, pumpkin juice can heal stomach, duodenal ulcers and other infections in the intestines.