The pumpkin is the quintessential symbol of Halloween, rather spooky and reminiscent of dark spiritual or mythical origins. But, this wonderful nutritious creation also serves as fall and orange decorations to brighten up our homes. Isn’t she so beautiful, what architecture! The important thing is to keep it as an ornament of life temporarily before it goes to waste to cook it. Of the thousands of tonnes sold in Canada, they unfortunately end up in the garbage or in the compost, not to mention the wasted natural, agricultural and logistical resources.
The flesh of the pumpkin, its seeds and flowers are edible. It contains a lot of nutrients: fiber, magnesium, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants (vitamin C), lutein and group B vitamins, monounsaturated fatty acids.
One serving provides 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin A. 100g of seeds provide 110% of the daily iron intake and helps us sleep better.
Excellent for blood pressure, brain and eyes, cholesterol and lowering the risk of stroke, it is pro-fertility, boosts our immune system, while helping our skin. What wealth!
Katia Batut Lucas, N.D.
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