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Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. Scientifically, pumpkin is a fruit, because it contains seeds. However, it is nutritionally more similar to vegetables than it is to fruits. With its delicious taste, pumpkin is nutritious and linked to many health benefits: Rich in vitamin A, contains antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. These antioxidants can neutralize free radicals that can damage your cells. They are also high in potassium, vitamin C and fiber.
Pumpkins are what we consider weight-loss friendly food, which means that they are very low in calories, but still packed with nutrients.
1 Hokkaido pumpkin
1 tbsp. olive oil
A dash of sea salt
A little thyme and rosemary
A little fresh ground pepper
How to prepare:
Set the oven to 200 C° convection. Peel the pumpkin and cut it in half. Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and then cut into smaller pieces. Brush with oil and then season with salt, pepper, and spices. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the pumpkin pieces are golden brown.