Cousins of zucchini and pickle, which are very similar, come from the same family as the watermelon, Cucurbitaceae. Pumpkin has been a vegetable for thousands of years. Born in India 3,000 years ago, he traveled to Egypt before gaining the hearts of the ancient Greek and Roman peoples. In France, Charlemagne, a Democrat, was a democrat before losing his Louis XIV royal taste, and gardener La Quintinini began to grow in greenhouses for long periods of time throughout the year.
One of the richest vegetables in water (96%), pumpkin is rich in vitamins (A, B, C, E, K) and many other minerals, such as potassium and calcium. , Magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. Many qualities for the skin (moisturizing, healing, softening, rejuvenating) are also natural stabilizers, blood pressure regulator, diuretics, antibacterial and anti-infective. And to take full advantage of all these benefits, you do not have to be completely shaved, but you do have to get rid of every other skin blemish. With or without skin, it makes for a slim and satisfying diet with 10 kcal per 100 g and high fiber content.
Like apricots, we bite into sticks, cut into pieces, make wide slices or salads, garnish sandwiches, work for tzatziki, and mix to make your gazpacho. It goes well with Greek salad, it goes well with fresh cheese, tomatoes, onions, peppers … He also likes to drink vinegar and sugar, like vinegar and refresh, once fried, Thai curry.
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