Pumpkin, benefits in large size

The pumpkin is a vegetable that can reach large dimensions, from the 15 cm diameter up to 25kg of weight, and whose color holds a great treasure.

The orange color of the pumpkin warns of the massive presence of carotenoids, specifically beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in our body. These carotenoids, along with vitamins E and C offer a protective effect on the eye and the heart.

The pumpkin has a mild sweet flavor that can lead us to the error of thinking that contains many sugars that make us fat, but it is in change, of a food, low-caloric, with few carbohydrates and an energy intake of 28 kilo-calories per 100 grams, Very few in comparison to their benefits!

Benefits of the pumpkin

The pumpkin is a vegetable generous in soluble fiber and minerals such as potassium and calcium. So it acts as an excellent a depurative and stimulant of the digestion.

in Addition, the consumption of pumpkin is indicated in inflammations of the urinary tract, kidney failure, constipation, heart disease, insomnia and diabetes.

How to prepare

The pumpkin is a food that is very versatile in the kitchen. Can be used in stews of legumes, such as cream along with other vegetables, such as mashed potatoes or as an ingredient in dishes such as Cous Cous, meat stewed, etc can Also be done in the oven, either to take as a dish savoury or as a dessert if you add honey…

And if you are one of those people fond of cooking, you will know that there are plenty of dishes that accepted beautifully the contribution to the flavor so characteristic of the gourd. It is only a matter of firing the imagination.

Today we leave you a delicious recipe and quick to enjoy the taste and the benefits of the pumpkin.

CHIPS PUMPKIN

Ingredients:

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  • 250 g. Pumpkin
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  • virgin olive oil
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  • coarse salt

Preparation:

Peel the pumpkin, remove seeds and wash. Let drain well and cut the pulp in the form of sticks. We heat the oil in a frying pan or deep fryer and dip the canes when the temperature reaches 180 ° C approximately.

we Keep the canes for a few minutes until outside are crispy and then we got the chips, pumpkin oil. You put esucurrir on a tray with absorbent paper to remove excess oil and sprinkle coarse salt over the top.

If you don’t want them fried, and so save you from adding calories to the dish, you can opt to bake the sticks for about 10-15 minutes.