In Anglo-Saxon countries, the pumpkin is a symbol and a fundamental ingredient of the traditional Celtic feast called Halloween. Get pumpkin coloring pages on this page.
It is celebrated on the night between 31 October and 1 November. The pumpkin is emptied and carved like a face with a scary grin to be used as a lantern, the legendary Jack-o’-lantern, which would serve to ward off evil spirits.
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The pumpkin plant is an herbaceous climbing plant, from whose stem the anchor tendrils develop. It has rough leaves of considerable size.
The fruits generally ripen from the end of August to the last days of November.
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The pumpkins are characterized by the classic orange color of the flesh. The rind, on the other hand, can vary considerably in color.
Pumpkin pulp is low-calorie and very digestible, ideal for feeding children and the elderly. It is indicated in the prevention of degenerative diseases because of its role against free radicals.
The vitamins it contains act as health protectors. The potassium content is essential to maintain the correct water balance of the body and mucous membranes.
Pumpkin seeds and, in part, the pulp, rich in zinc, are useful to prevent benign prostatic hyperplasia (i.e., prostate enlargement) and to support therapy against urinary tract dysfunctions in general.
They are a safe remedy against tapeworm or tapeworm and have a significant antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral effectiveness.
The seeds (but not the pulp of the pumpkin) are a great source of magnesium, which mainly helps the cardiovascular system, regulating blood pressure and helping to prevent many consequences, even serious ones.
Magnesium is also involved in the correct formation of bones and teeth and the regulation of intestinal functions.
Among the many properties of pumpkin seeds, we also remember those related to the presence of Omega-3, the natural fatty acids, beneficial for the beneficial effects they produce towards the body in controlling cholesterol and heart health.
Finally, pumpkin seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, especially in cases of arthritis.
Pumpkins have a low caloric intake due to the presence in the pulp of a high concentration of water (about 94%) and a very low percentage of simple sugars.
Betacarotene, the precursor of vitamin A, is useful for the health of skin, mucous membranes, and eyesight, especially in low light. It also contains a lot of vitamin C and vitamin E.
Thanks to vitamin C, pumpkin helps wound healing, relieves joint pain, reduces the adverse effects of stress, and prevents degenerative diseases.