Top 5 health benefits of pumpkin - BBC News Africa
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Top 5 health benefits of pumpkin – BBC News Africa

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What is a pumpkin?

Pumpkin is part of the gourd or gourd family. They are large, round and bright orange, with a slightly ribbed outer shell that is tough but soft. Inside the pumpkin are the seeds and flesh. When ripe, the pumpkin is completely edible – the skin, core, and seeds – just remove the threadlike parts that hold the seeds in place.

nutritional profile dand pumpkin

An 80-gram portion of pumpkin (boiled) provides:

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