Updated 01 March 2013


Pumpkins and squash contain high levels of antioxidants and carotenes.

Pumpkins and squash contain high levels of antioxidants and carotenes, notably vitamin C and E and therefore may lower cancer risk, heart disease, cataracts and strokes.

Unlike many other vegetables, pumpkins can be kept for a long time, as they are hard-skinned.

An average-sized helping of pumpkins or squash every second day can provide many benefits.

Calories 32
Carotenes 3,255
Potassium 280mg
Vitamin C 15mg
Vitamin E 1,8mg
Per 100g

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