Monday, August 2, 2010
A member of the cucurbita genus, the seeds of some of the varieties are regarded as very potent and effective teniafuges- these rid the body of intestinal worms. The pumpkin and other species of this family contain an amino acid known as cucurbitin which give the the anti-helminthic properties.
If that's not enough, pumpkin possesses some essential nutrients, full of fibre, potassium, panthothenic acid, magnesium, vitamin C and E, carotenoids, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin A, to name a few. What this equates to in any terms is a super healthy delicious vegetable. So to celebrate the pumpkin, splash out and prepare some quinoa and pumpkin salad or perhaps a pumpkin soup.