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#Pumpkin is commonly used in the cuisine of different cultures: in addition to the pumpkin flesh, they also eat the seeds, properly salted. The pumpkin is a vegetable that lends itself to a thousand recipes is consumed cooked in the oven, steamed, in soups or risotto, fried in batter. Particularly famous are the #tortelli from Mantua, just stuffed homonymous variety of pumpkin. From the seeds you get a reddish oil used in cosmetics and traditional cuisine. Pumpkin also can use #flowers, only male ones, the ones with the stem, it called the stalk, thin, and after pollination are destined to wither, to be fried, after being breaded, like those of the zucchini. In Anglo-Saxon countries pumpkin is used for the construction of the lantern rudimentary feature used during Halloween to ward off evil spirits who according to legend wandering astray on earth and it is said that if a person or an animal owned by one of these spirits approaching the house in which there is a pumpkin it is lit in deep blue and the spirit that tries to enter it gets trapped in the flames pumpkin.

Properties:

it provides only 17 #calories per 100 grams of pulp. The pumpkin contains a lot of minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, selenium, sodium, manganese, potassium and zinc. Good also the amount of fiber and the vegetable is also rich in different amino acids, such as arginine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid and tryptophan. beta-carotene can protect the circulatory system, is an anti-inflammatory and has #antioxidant properties: counteracts the action of free radicals and slows down the aging of cells. This substance is able to have also the diuretic and laxative.  In addition, the pumpkin has some sedative properties: it is indicated for those suffering from #anxiety, #nervousness and #insomnia.  The consumption of pumpkin seeds or oil resulting effective to treat #skin inflammations, when there is a burn, or when you have an intense itching, redness with phenomena.  Pumpkin, in fact, manages to soften the skin and also the softening capabilities, which make it very useful in the case of insect bites. For this purpose we can make even the poultices prepared with cooked and pureed pulp.

 

 

 

 

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