Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Pumpkin: As a functional food
Author(s): Dr. K Peeter Simon, E Geetha lakshmi
Abstract: Pumpkin is one of the popular vegetable crops in Asia. Pumpkin and pumpkin seed both are very popular, but somewhere it is considered as an underutilized crop. Pumpkin is found in many verities but they all are in near by same chemical structure and component. In nutritional context pumpkin is richest source of nutrient such as emery, protein and fat etc. pumpkin seed and its oil is most popular food product item now the days. It has been various medicinal properties and health benefits. Pumpkin is food for pregnant women and helpful in prevention of malnutrition. It also seen that pumpkin is helpful in management of various diseases such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Anti carcinogenic.