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PUMPKIN FUN FACTS!
By Dr. Steve Schechter, N.P. H.H.P.
Native Americans used fresh or dried Pumpkin seeds for food and medicine. Raw Organic Pumpkin seeds are also very good sprouted and can be used in many raw dishes. Pumpkin seeds are widely enjoyed by many health conscious people throughout the U.S. and world. The seeds are an excellent source of protein, essential fatty acids, zinc, and more. Zinc is great for both the immune system and reproductive systems.
- Seeds must be Soaked 20 minutes first, rinse and enjoy!
Pumpkin flesh contains potassium, pro-vitamin A carotenes, and many other important nutrients. Carotenes are very important antioxidants that protect your critically important epithelial tissue! Epithelial tissue lines all the ducts, cavities, organs, and glands in your body! Epithelial tissue can be called one of your firsts lines of defense or protection, and can be likened to the lining of the interior walls of your body-castle-temple!
Pumpkins are incredible in soups - very sweet and hardy - and in other dishes. Besides being yummy in pies, cookies, bread, and cooked with olive or coconut oils and cinnamon, Pumpkin soup (or in other soups) is simultaneously naturally sweet and hardy that I discourage sweeteners.
- Pumpkin flowers are edible.
- Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
• The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
• Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
• 80 percent of the pumpkin supply in the U.S. is available in October.
• Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats. Yummy, sweet dreams.
• The pumpkin carving tradition actually started with the carving of turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins a plenty and they were much easier to carve for their ancient holiday!
Pumpkin soup is naturally sweet with no added sweeteners!
"Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own."
Part of a poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon (born October 19, 1833)