Pumpkin not only has a high edible value, but also has a therapeutic effect that cannot be ignored.According to "southern Yunnan herb": pumpkin is warm, sweet and non-toxic, into the spleen, stomach, can moisten lung qi, phlegm discharge pus, insect detoxification, cough and asthma, treat lung carbuncle constipation, and has diuretic, beauty and other effects.Medical experts and scholars at home and abroad show that eating pumpkin seeds can also relieve the symptoms of prostate hypertrophy (pumpkin seeds can treat prostate hypertrophy), prevent prostate cancer, prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis and gastric mucosa ulcer, and stone effect.

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The nutritional value of a pumpkin

Pumpkin is rich in nutrition, containing starch, protein, carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and calcium, phosphorus and other components.Pumpkin is rich in carotene and vitamin C, can strengthen the spleen, prevent gastritis, prevent night blindness, protect the liver, make the skin become tender, and has the role of neutralizing carcinogens.

Yellow fruits and vegetables are also rich in two vitamin A and D; vitamin A can protect the gastrointestinal mucosa, prevent gastritis, gastric ulcer and other diseases; vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and then receives strong bone tendons, for children rickets, myopia, osteoporosis and other common diseases.

In addition, the pumpkin beneficial ingredients for the human body are: polysaccharide, amino acids, active protein carotenoid carotene and a variety of trace elements.Also contains guaminine, arginine, asspartin, calabine, adenine, glucose, mannitol, pentose, pectin.Function of the various components:

1, polysaccharides: pumpkin polysaccharide is a non-specific immune enhancer that can improve the body's immune function, promote cytokinine generation, and play various regulatory functions to the immune system by activating supplements and other ways.

2, carotenoids: The rich carotenoids in pumpkin can be transformed into vitamin A, with important physiological functions, which has important physiological functions for the growth and differentiation of epithelial tissue, maintain normal vision and promote the development of bone.

3, mineral element: pumpkin in high calcium, high potassium, low sodium, especially suitable for middle-aged and elderly and hypertension patients, is conducive to the prevention of osteoporosis and hypertension.In addition, it also contains phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, chromium, boron and other elements.

4, Amino acids and active protein: The pumpkin contains a variety of amino acids needed by the human body, including lysine, leucine, iseucine, phenylalanine, threonine and other higher content.In addition, the ascorbic oxidase genotype in pumpkins has the same genotype as tobacco, but has significantly higher activity than tobacco, suggesting a higher content of immunoactive protein in pumpkins.

5, lipids: Studies have found that lipids in pumpkin seeds have good treatment and preventive effects on urinary diseases and prostate hyperplasia.