Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like pumpkin decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality. It can also help stave off diabetes, heart disease, and promote a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
Pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body once it is eaten.
Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.
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Here is an awesome and tasty recipe, its so fully of flavor. The spices plus the sugar makes this the perfect side.
You Will Need
4 tbsp Oil
1/2 Onion Finely Sliced
1 tsp Crushed Chilli
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
3 tbsp Sugar
500g Pumpkin Cubed
Salt to Taste
Add oil and onions fry until golden brown.
Add mustard and chilli flakes and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add pumpkin, salt and sugar, stirring generously.
Add about 1 cup water and let pumpkin cook covered for +/- 20 min on medium heat
Once pumpkin softens and the water dries up, it's ready to serve.