These pumpkin facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including pumpkin in your diet.
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You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include pumpkin in your diet.
The pumpkin is:
- Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol
- High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus
The nutritional value of pumpkin means that it's good for:
- Losing weight
- Maintaining good general health
Avoid including pumpkin if you're interested in:
- Gaining weight
The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of pumpkin.
|Preparation||Portion||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Fat (g)||Energy (kj)|
|Pumpkin - peeled, boiled||1/2 cup (85g)||6||1||0.5||150|
|Pumpkin - roasted (in 1/2 teaspoon oil)||(85g)||8||1.5||8||525|
|Pumpkin Seeds - dry roasted||1 tablespoon||4.5||1||11.5||565|