Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They also contain a good range of nutrients, including iron, calcium, B2, fol-ate and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.Pumpkins have one of the highest levels of Antioxidants of any nut, seed or food. They are also loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals that the body needs.Pumpkins have one of the highest levels of Antioxidants of any nut, seed or food. 100% Organic and Eco-friendly packed. Cultivate your own farm on your home and be healthy.
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Pumpkin occupies a prominent place among vegetables owing to its high productivity, nutritive value, good stability, and better transport qualities. It is used both in immature and mature stages as a vegetables. Its young leaves, tender stem and flower are also cooked and consumed. Yellow or orange-fleshed pumpkins are rich in carotene. Pumpkin is a warm season crop but can withstand cool weather. The plant is also tolerant to partial shade. A temperature of 18-30 QC is found optimum for its cultivation. Pumpkin can be grown in various kinds of soil but sandy loam to loam soil is ideal. A well- drained field should be incorporated with organic fertilizer before planting. It does best at a pH of 6.0-6.S.In structure, the fruit features golden-yellow to orange flesh depending up on the poly-phenol pigments in it. The fruit has a hollow center, with numerous small, off-white colored seeds interspersed in a net like structure. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein, minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids
Scope For Cultivation of Pumpkin:
Most soils can be improved by incorporating some organic matter. Composted manure can be applied in the fall at a rate of 10 to 20 tons per acre. Green manure crops (winter rye, wheat, or barley) planted in fall and turned under a month or two before planting are good sources of organic matter. A broadcast application of nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of 30 to 50 pounds per acre of nitrogen will help microorganisms break down the organic matter. In addition to plowing and diking, chiseling or sub-soiling fields before planting promotes deeper root penetration, particularly in compacted soils. Replant fertilizer treatments can be incorporated in the final diking operation for sprinkler irrigation, or by listing for furrow irrigation. Depending on row spacing, listed beds can be flattened on top (vegetable beds) with a bed shape or rototiller to keep pumpkins out of irrigation furrows to reduce fruit rots. Fields should be laser leveled if a flat vegetable bed is required.
Nutritive Value Of Pumpkin:
Carbohydrates 12 g
Sugars 7.96 g
Protein 1.76 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Calories 49 (kcal)
Pumpkin also provides a range of essential vitamins and minerals, including: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, Copper, Manganese, vitamin B-6, pantheistic acid, iron, phosphorus. Pumpkins are a fantastic source of fiber. The recommended intake of fiber is between 25g and 38g per day for adults.
The Benefits of Pumpkin:
- Regulating blood pressure Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber,potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health. High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Typically, reducing sodium intake involves eating meals that contain little or no salt. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, consuming more potassium may also reduce the risk of other types of CVD.
- Reducing the risk of cancer Pumpkins contain antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptographic. These can neutralize free radicals, stopping them from damaging your cells.
- Boost Immunity
Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients that can boost your immune system.Pumpkin is also high in vitamin c, which has been shown to increase white blood cell production, help immune cells work more effectively and make wounds heal faster.
- It is 100% Organic & hence friendly to nature.
- The best organic supplement for home gardening which is free from all types of pesticides.
- It is produced by composting all sorts of organic matter.
For example- food waste, dairy waste, plant waste like leaves, straw, husk & poultry litter like cow dung etc.,
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- “ABONO” is on a mission to make our earth a better place to live in.
- We encourage people to grow their own food & increase green cover by making space for natural live plants at our homes or offices for a healthier and happier life.
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