Saturday, October 3, 2015

the magic pumpkin & skin benefits (pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo)

Autumn vegetable, which is classified as superfood, because of its high amount in health benefits. Rumors say it comes from America, others say that it came from Africa while some of its varieties are already known from ancient Greece.
Its bright orange colour is due to its high content of a- and b-carotene, which provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but also contributes to the fight against free radicals and premature aging. It is rich in protein, it has a high amount of vitamins A, C and E, it contains zinc and all this is enough to characterize this fruit, a beauty elixir, since it gives us, among other health benefits, healthy and shiny skin.
It is also rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, magnesium, potassium and fiber (these fibers precisely make it suitable for diet).
pumpkin seed oil
About the cosmetic use of pumpkin, I managed to find pumpkin butter and pumpkin seed oil. i loved both. Butter and oil are coming from the cold pressing of pumpkin seeds and are rich in fatty acids, proteins, vitamins C, A and E, antioxidants and strong moisturizing substances. They provide anti-inflammatory action and and has antidepressant effect. 
Both are edible.

recipes with pumpkin:

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