Pumpkins are one-year-old plants originally originating in America, and are also known as the Queen of the Fall. Today’s pumpkin has evolved from a wild pumpkin that grew in the area between Guatemala and Mexico. They grow in warm parts of the world and mature late in autumn.
There are about 40 species of pumpkin (smokvotisna, winter, cattle …), but the most striking is a hard pumpkin and has the highest nutritional value. Those with soft curry should be avoided as this is a sign that it is watery and rude, and parts that are soaked with water or mold are a sign of disrepair.
Otherwise it breaks down quickly when it’s damaged. Fruits that do not have drunks should be immediately separated and used because they are the “front door” for many causes of the disease.
Fruits can be harvested even if they are not completely mature and as such leave them to mature during storage.
It can be stored for 20 to 200 days, depending on the variety, methods of cultivation, harvesting and conditions of storage. By storing the fruits will reduce the weight due to the loss of moisture.
When they are cleansed and cleaned (a cloth cloth, there is no need for washing), they are settled in shade 2-3 weeks or in a sunny place for 9-10 days. During this period, the fruit is ripened, it loses moisture and the content of vitamins and aromatic substances increases, then the pumpkin fruit is transferred to a fixed place.
Usually these are garages, warehouses, basements, utensils, indoor balconies … The rooms should be transparent and the fruits should not touch each other.
Pumpkin is available for consumption from August to March, but is best in autumn – in October and November, because then it is the most nutritious, the taste is the best and the lowest price.
The fruits have been used in the diet for a long time and have proven to be an excellent dietary food that is characterized by mineral substances (calcium, potassium, copper, phosphorus, iron and zinc).
For the same reason, it is recommended for many patients to consume, and this useful vegetable is also rich in vitamins and carotene.
The pumpkin fruit contains 90% water, which makes it ideal food for anyone who wants to lose weight in a healthy and natural way. The seeds have as many as twenty times the caloric value of the fetus, as it contains more protein, carbohydrates and fats. The pumpkin seed helps with the removal of water from the body as it acts as a diuretic.
The seeds produce excellent oil, rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, and it is also an excellent addition to salads and corbals. This oil also reduces the risk of some types of kidney stones in the kidneys.
It is good for health in the form of a snack and it is especially recommended for pregnant women, mammals, elderly people and men who have problems with the prostate.
In folk medicine it is believed that the pumpkin is a good mood buffer, and that a person who is unadulterated should eat a crisp cooked or baked pumpkin.
Today, this plant is widespread in medicine and is used for many medicinal purposes through oil, honey, sleeping dust and many cosmetic products.
It used to be believed that it was “the food of the poor,” but this myth has long since been destroyed and today it is used as a food in the kitchen in many ways, for cream corbus, dishes, juices, even pumpkin honey, oil …
In today’s day they ate from pumpkins on the menu of the smallest barns, and corbus and pies from this plant can most often be found on home-made table. It is recommended that it is consumed in winter, because then the source of healthy foods is poor, and the pumpkin does not lose any of the nutrients by standing.
Pumpkin is also used as a decoration, and most of all for Halloween (the pumpkin you want to use as a decoration you should buy a few days earlier, to dry it and make it easier for you to carve it). Also pay attention to whether it is organic because organic crops contain about 68 percent more antioxidants than inorganic.
It is believed that this holiday originated with legend Džek o’ Lanterns. When God died and the devil refused to receive his soul, he then carved a tail that he had in his pocket and put in it coal that gave him a devil. Thus he became the symbol of the damn soul that wanders trapped between the worlds, and the pumpkin is convinced by the legend to take the place of the tail.