Answering on Tien Phong e-newspaper, Dr. Uong Thanh said that the pumpkin tree grows on the ground, and the fruit has a yellowish red color like corn grain (hence the name Pumpkin).
Most parts of the pumpkin plant such as strings, leaves, flowers, young fruits, ripe fruits, seeds can be used as food.
Each part of pumpkin has different benefits, but they all have in common is very good for health, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
In particular, the parts of the squash used as food are low in calories, so they can be included in each person’s diet.
Traditional medicine called pumpkins as male over, sweetness, calmness, rules of spleen, taste and great university.
Effects of tonic, spleen, harmony, new born, thirsty and laxative only. Nowadays, science also finds many other effects of pumpkin such as supporting diabetes treatment, helping eyesight, lowering blood pressure, benefiting cardiovascular and reducing fat.